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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CoxPilot said...

We were living in Maine at the time. I had just come in after feeding the horses, and our TV was tuned to Fox News. They had a camera pointed at the towers and captured the moment the first plane hit. We were stuned! Life has not been the same since.

K. Martinez said...

I'll never forget that day. I'm sure many of us remember exactly what we were doing at that moment. I also remember those on Flight 93 that went down in Pennsylvania and Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon that day. It was all so overwhelming.

To this day, I still feel grateful and fortunate to have been born in this country.

JG said...

Thanks Dave.