Girls in front of mangled remnants in the 9/11 memorial
Inconceivable | NYC | 2018

Every time I have visited New York City in the past eighteen years, I was missing the sleek silhouettes of the Twin Towers that have graced the skyline of the Big Apple for almost three decades, until they fell on that fateful day of infamy that was September 11th 2001.

9/11 Museum - Ladder 3
Mangled | NYC | 2018

Every year on 9/11 I sadly remember the day when, as a seventeen year old exchange student in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, my host family took me to my very first visit of New York City, back in 1984. My host-dad was a sheet metal worker, and I vividly remembering him taking me up to the observation deck of the Twin Towers and telling me full of pride how he helped build the towers.

Reflecting Pools
Reflections | NYC | 2018

The photographs in this post I took during my last visit to NYC in 2018, where I have also blogged about The Significant Other and me visiting the 9/11 Memorial and the museum. A worthy place of solemn remembrance to this tragedy, that has destroyed the life of so people. Not only of those who perished that day, but also those left behind.

White rose in the 9/11 memorial
Remembrance | NYC | 2018

All photos taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the mZuiko 12-100mm F/4. RAW conversion and post processing in Lightroom Classic CC.


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  1. Your photos and words are equally powerful. Thank you for sharing, Marcus. I didn’t know that you were an exchange student in Pennsylvania- I went to the Poconos a few times as a kid and I loved it. What an incredible story from your host father!

  2. Once again proof of what a crazy animal we humans are. On the one hand capable of the most outrageous cruelty and simultaneously compassionate and social. Your photo’s show both. Moving!

      1. You are most welcome my friend and I hope your weekend is better than mine. Mom is not doing well and it’s serious. I can feel it and I’m doing the best I can. Hugs

  3. Striking photos, very fitting for the occasion. The memorial and the museum are beautiful. I liked the way the museum presents the subject with such taste and dignity… I was very impressed by it.

  4. Definitely a day tinged with sadness around the world. One of my work colleagues lost her fiance in that tragedy, as did so many. The world will never forget. Thanks for sharing your story.

  5. A good story, Marcus, thank you. I was north of the city that day on the way to work, wondering why all the police cars were passing me by, racing south. When I got to work I found out. We just sat by a TV, speechless. We watched the second plane hit. Then we went home. The skies were eerily silent that night – no planes flew near NYC. A week or so later I was downtown, maybe 20 blocks from Ground Zero. The smell was intense. An air of sadness and shock hung over everything and everyone. A few years later my son enlisted in the Marines and, thankfully, made it through a few deployments. One of his Marine buddies was killed by an IED; the funeral at Arlington was very difficult for all of us moms and dads who had been supporting one another while our sons fought in the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. RIP Sean. Never forget.

  6. How beautiful that your earliest memory of those towers came through your host-dad’s personal connection, Marcus. What an honor it must have been to go there with one of the men who helped build the Twin Towers. My heart goes out to him on this sad anniversary, and to the multitudes of others who have also been affected, each in their own individual way.

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