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An afternoon at Brooklyn Bridge Park

I had hoped to watch a Hindu lamp-lighting ceremony on Pebble Beach, but it was to take place many hours later, so I missed that. But here are some shots from the park. 56 more words

Day 65 – New York, USA - July 25th, 2015 (Ground Zero)

After completing the HoHo Downtown Loop our priorities for the remainder of the day were – Ground Zero, Macy’s and a stroll along 8th Avenue towards Times Square. 1,500 more words

Sea Princess

Walking in the Tapestry of Grief and Hope

“Kevin Pfeifer”

That was the first name I found at the South Tower.

He was a name I taught in my 9/11 unit that, yearly, I walk my students through, at times, filled with reluctance because they are forced to examine the gravity and pain of the day.   1,364 more words

Freedom Tower 

A friend of mine is visiting from Boston and so finally I get to do some touristy things in my own city. I’ve lived here basically my entire life and have still never been to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, but today I crossed the… 240 more words

Freedom Tower

 The architect, Hossein Amanat, won a competition to design the monument, which combines elements of Sassanid and Islamic architecture. Amanat, a Baha’i, was driven from the country by the revolution against the Shah of Iran and the removal of religious pluralism. 12 more words

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Breaching the Hill and Seeing the Freedom Tower

Today, July 20th, I drove with my children and mother-in-law through New Jersey. I knew we were approaching New York City, knew that we might see it. 423 more words