New York City… day 1… part 4… the wounded but still-strong heart of the city…

a 1

The reflecting pool, carved on the inside with the names of the victims of 9-11, built in the footprint of one of the two towers. There are two pools. It is moving and heartbreaking.

a 2

But I did skip ahead a little. To get from the subway station to the site of the twin towers, we still had to pass through that Oculus shopping center.

a 3

And it was kind of cool.

a 4

And we didn’t have to stop to do any shopping.

a 5

And then we were there. That is the new tower, called the One World Trade Center Tower.

a 6

It stands beside the two reflecting pools, and near the 9-11 museum.

a 7

We didn’t go to the museum. My daughter has been. She says it is very moving and well done.

a 8

But we had to see a whole city in three-and-a-half days.

a 9

And I am not as young as I once was.

.a 10

But are any of us?

a 11

I have some more photos of that building. When you get close to it, there is a weird optical illusion.

a 12

So I hope I see you later.



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