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.
A ton of people (this is only about one-third of them) have gathered on the steps of Brooks Brothers, across Church Street from Ground Zero, waiting for the Tribute in Light to begin. I think I’ll join them.