Visiting Ground Zero

April 7, 2015 No Comments

Visiting Ground Zero

April 7, 2015 No Comments

Ground Zero. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum are the most significant reminders of the tragedy that was 9/11. It is located at the World Trade Centre site, the former location of the Twin Towers. The memorial is called Reflecting Absence, and was designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker. It includes two large recessed pools, as seen above and below, in the places where the Twin Towers used to stand. The names of the victims of the attacks, including those from all four of the flights on September 11 and the Pentagon, are inscribed on the edge of the waterfalls.

It’s a surreal moment standing at such a historical and devastating place. It’s just a beautiful for place for reflection and gratitude. I was only 10 when it happened, but I can still remember waking up in the morning (on September 12 for Australia) and watching it on TV. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to take a tour of the 9/11 memorial while we were there – there was a four hour wait and a line that snaked out of the museum and all the way around the park, but I really wish I had of had the time. It’s such as significant part of New York history and definitely a beautiful place to visit.

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Emma is a travel photographer and blogger, living in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Thom in between adventures. She started Explore Shaw to share her experiences, travel tips and destination advice, and to inspire others to travel the world and their own backyard whenever they can.

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