Monday, June 15, 2020
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and the ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”
~ President George W. Bush
~ November 11, 2001
~ born 1946
~43rd President of the United States of America
An American flag, rosary, NYPD shirt adorned with messages of remembrance, a green teddy bear and a card bearing hugs are among the items on the Memorial Altar for 9/11 Remembrance in St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church Wall Street, New York City.
Someone from 3,000 miles away in Seattle, Washington, penned the message, at left, “We are here always in heart and soul for all those who have been touched by 911. Embrace our unification and rise above taller than the Trade Centers.” What a beautiful and poignant message.
Most of the 2,977 who perished on that surreal and devastating day were civilians – as well as 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who died in the World Trade Center and on the ground in New York City, and another law enforcement officer who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Fifty-five military personnel died at the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. A total of 2,606 died in the World Trade Center and in the surrounding area. The attacks were the deadliest terrorist act in world history, and the most devastating attack on United States soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The Episcopal parish at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street was a refuge for relief workers after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. A sculpture in front of the church was made out of a giant sycamore tree destroyed on 9/11.
I shot this on a beautiful spring day in mid-April in Lower Manhattan.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The lilting beauty of the folk song "Today," recorded by the New Christy Minstrels in 1964, sets the melodious mood for this celebration of spring showcased in my original photos.
My greatest joy as a photographer is harmonizing my favorite original photos to music to create a lingering snapshot of the season ... Enjoy!
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Monday, May 16, 2016
"East Side, West Side, all around the town ...
We tripped the light fantastic on
the sidewalks of New York."
~ "The Sidewalks of New York"
~ James W. Blake, lyricist,
Charles B. Lawlor, composer
~ This wonderful Tin Pan Alley tune
was a popular song about New York City
in the 1890s.
This painterly pigeon steps spritely
in spring on an April day on the
sidewalks of New York City.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
"On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you see who you are
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star
You'll feel part of
Every mountain, sea and shore
You can hear from far and near
A world you've never, never heard before
And on a clear day
On that clear day
You can see forever, and ever, and ever
And ever more."
~ "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever"
~ from the 1965 musical
"On A Clear Day You Can See Forever"
~Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner,
Music by Burton Lane
Basking in the April sun, this seagull perched in New York Harbor seems as if it could see forever while gazing over the Hudson River on a beautiful and clear spring day in Manhattan.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
"New York on Sunday
Big city taking a nap
Slow down, it's Sunday
Life's a ball, let it fall in your lap.
If you've got troubles
Just take them out for a walk
They'll burst like bubbles
In the fun of a Sunday in New York."
~ "Sunday In New York"
~Composed by Peter Nero
for the 1963 film "Sunday In New York"
Recorded by the wonderful Bobby Darin
It's not Sunday but instead Sundae fun-time
in New York as people line up at a cheery
ice cream truck for shakes, sundaes and cones
on a sunny April day in Lower Manhattan.