On reflection…

Ground Zero has been a boarded construction site surrounded by police barricades and wandering tour groups for most of my residency in NYC. It was not a place I readily recommended for visitors and my own lack of attendance there meant I was only aware of developments with the skyward tower. So in negotiating a cut-through journey from east to west in downtown Manhattan earlier this week, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the long wrapped wound of the twin towers had been transformed into a great wonder. Like the Grand Canyon, you almost don’t see the pool until it opens up before you, and then with darkness all around it is a spectacular sight. Apart from the square glow of lights and the rippling sound of water in the wind, the setting was dark, black on shimmery black, and with almost no-one around it was a breathtaking experience. What an excellent development. The wind chill factor encouraged me onward but when the weather warms and the days are longer I will return for a less accidental reflection…

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5 Responses to On reflection…

  1. Dallas says:

    Thank you Gabrielle for the spectacular photos and WOW what a wonder to chance upon

  2. ck1957 says:

    We only saw it during the day and it was a very powerful and moving experience. To see it as you have at night would have been another dimension altogether. What a fantastic shot.

  3. Joy Stapleton says:

    Like ck1957 we saw it, or rather immersed ourselves in it, during the daylight hours and as tourists. It was much more overwhelming than I was expecting and a place for deep reflection on the whys and wherefores of life. I was so very impressed with the designs and spaces within the memorial.

  4. Pamela Baker says:

    It will be good, on our next visit to NY, to see something as beautiful and as positive as this looks, replacing the sad desolation

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