Location: 9/11 Memorial in New York City, New York
Author: Chris & Heather Boothman (A Brit & A Southerner)
Description: An amazing image of the reflecting pool that is located where one of the twin towers once stood. There are 2 fountains that have the names of the victims engraved into the border marking the footsteps of the two towers.
People gather around the perimeter to just place there hand on the wall for a moment of silence and pay their respects to the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001.
We have visited New York City a couple of times in the aftermath of 9/11 and it has been interesting to see how the city and in particular this memorial has developed and recovered over the years. The stunning new design of the One World Trade Center stands tall over this memorial, indicating a real sense of fighting spirit yet maintaining these reflecting pools as a remembrance to those lost in the disaster.
With the 13 year anniversary of 9/11 approaching, we thought it was fitting to pay our tributes with this image though no pictures compare to actually standing at Ground Zero and experiencing the mood among the many visitors paying their respects.