9/11 Memorial

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial is a profoundly moving experience. Opened last year on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, it comprises two huge pools located on the footprints of the original Twin Towers. Water falls thirty feet into the pools and from there into a central void. The names of all who perished are inscribed on the outside walls of the pools.

When the site is complete, there will be over 400 swamp white oak trees and one other that is in the cluster of trees to the right of centre in a the photo. It is the single tree remaining from the original World Trade Center plaza that was found reduced to an eight-foot-tall stump by workers clearing the site. Removed, nurtured and now relocated on the site, it has become known as the ‘Survivor Tree’.

Canon 40D with Canon EFS 10-22mm lens at 10mm. ISO100 1/80 at f8