Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tribute to NYC
Today marks the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. I still remember being on the exercise bicycle at the gym watching the news, thinking there's no way that what I was seeing could be real. This post is a tribute to the people of New York City who literally took the hit for the U.S. and instead of wilting under the tragedy, they showed a spirit of courage and care that still serves as an inspiration for the rest of the world.
This shot shows the original Statue of Liberty flame, housed inside the statue. I shot this during a 2006 visit.
A vintage September 1947 photo of Rockefeller Center:
Times Square, circa 1958:
"South Pacific" was playing at the theater:
Last one for today shows my very favorite building in New York, The Chrysler Building. It is a gleaming Art Deco marvel:
To end on a note of laughter (which we all need to survive the bad times), I am sharing a few of Joan Rivers' favorite jokes about how she loved New Yorkers.
"You know why I like New York? Because the city is TOUGH! The Statue of Liberty carries a gun, I was so impressed. You walk out in the street and see a cop frisking a horse. And the women are tough! See, here in California the ladies are too wimpy. A guy flashes them and they go to pieces. In New York a guy flashes a woman and they take their embroidery hoop out and play ring toss!"
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