Finally, my photos of Thursday’s September 11 anniversary commemorations in New York City are online. Here are a few of my favorites:
In that last photo, note the planet Mars to the left of the Tribute in Light beams.
I also have a pair of new audio files online: bells1.wav, a recording of the St. Peter’s Church memorial bell ringing, and bells2.wav, a much louder recording of me ringing the bell. (Members of the public were lining up to ring it.)
And, of course, you can view all my audio-posts and photo-posts from my cell phone, blogged during the day as the events unfolded, in my 9/11/03 blog category.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s my full, 103-picture photo album:
I just got back home. The view from the Staten Island ferry, and from the island itself, was incredible. Honestly, I think the whole scene — the Chrysler Building and the illuminated Statue of Liberty; the brilliant red, white, and blue Empire State Building, and on either side of the ESB, the two Tribute in Light spotlight beams; plus the Brooklyn and George Washington bridges and the rest of the Manhattan skyline — was one of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen in my life.
I have lots more great photos where this one came from, and a ton of other photos from throughout the day (all of them much higher quality than the cell-phone photos on my Moblog). And I will post the best of those photos here in a 9/11/03 photo album. But not tonight. I’ve been up for nearly 19 hours, I was out of the house for more than 16 of those hours, and I need to sleep. Now. :)
Stay tuned for more 9/11 photos, either tomorrow night or sometime this weekend. I’ve got some good ones, so I promise it will be worth the wait.
The view from the Staten Island Ferry is incredible. This doesn’t even begin to capture it.
I’m making a round trip on the Staten Island ferry, to take in the view. Stay tuned for new Tribute in Light photos momentarily.
Even closer view of the source.
Directions: Click link. Turn your head a full 90 degrees to the right. Enjoy photo. Return head to previous position. Click back button. Resume web browsing as usual.
Okay, I walked a little north, and now I can see two distinct beams. Very beautiful.
People looking at the Tribute in Light.
Stretching up to infinity…
I guess they just look like one beam from this angle. They’re getting more distinct now, as the sky gets darker.
It’s hard to see yet, but at least one beam is on now.
Still no spotlights yet, but beautiful scene. Also, check out the Empire State Building in red, white, and blue at www.brendanloy.com/webcam.html.
The view from across the street.