Wednesday, March 21, 2018

NYC6 City Lights, Skyscrapers, Landmarks.

New York City is the largest city in the U.S.
We arrived February 27, 2018, and departed March 5, 2018.
We came, we saw, we conquered, and WE WALKED!
*****70,119 steps or 30.37 miles*****
Cultural diversity
Architectural beauty
Without becoming repetitive, from my previous 5 New York City blogs, this post is filled with 40+photos not seen in the other 5 blogs. See how many of them are familiar to you!
(If you missed those blogs and are so inclined, click on each of these highlighted links:
NYC1 ,

New York, New York....
The city that never sleeps, the Big Apple.
The city that is filled with people, lights, noise, skyscrapers and landmarks, and more.
Thanks for the memories!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NYC5 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and Broadway Play

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Today we honored and remembered  the lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks on the United States of America.
The moving and somber MEMORIAL was built to commemorate the 10-yr anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The 2 vast memorial pools represent the footprints of the original towers...each almost an acre. Shown below is the South Tower water pool marking the foundation.

The Memorial is located at 180 Greenwich St., World Trade Center.
The names of those that perished on that fateful day, are inscribed, in bronze, around the twin memorial pools →→ 2,977 people from September 11, 2001, and 6 killed at the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The Museum staff lovingly places a white rose on the names of those perished lives, to remember their birthdays.

The day-time view of the South pool is as provocative and thought-provoking as the nighttime view.

Included in the Memorial is the "De Oppresso Liber"(to liberate from oppressors).  The  18-foot bronze statue depicts a Green Beret soldier on horseback. Weeks after Sept 11, the US Special Forces responded in Afghanistan to begin the war against the Taliban. The statue stands guard over the attack site.

Inside the Memorial Hall Museum (which has been opened since 2014), this wall is a focal point represented by 2,983 watercolor squares and Virgil's quote: "No Day Shall Erase You From the Memory of Time." Each of the squares represents a victim.

"The  9/11 MUSEUM ...details the events of Sept 11, informing visitors of both the events that led up to the attacks, and after. Poignant exhibits, personal accounts and videos, and countless artifacts recovered from Ground Zero."

Words and photographs are inadequate....
It was helpful to me to go back over the timeline of events of that sunny September day.
I was far away and could not grasp the depth of disaster.
Here is the timeline of the events → TIMELINES.
It's taken me several weeks to blog about this experience.
The lump in my throat will not go away.
So many people to thank for defending me.
So many people to remember for giving their lives for me.
So many people to support for their continued allegiance in my behalf.
So many people to show more gratitude for what they do on a daily basis.
Please include the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on your next visit to NYC.
Consider making a donation to the National September 11 Memorial
Our hotel accommodations were directly across the street at CLUB QUARTERS HOTEL, WORLD TRADE CENTER . Outside our window, we could see the remarkable One World Trade Center.

"One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. It is now the 6-th tallest building in the world. The streets West Street, Vesey Street, Fulton Street, and Washington Street surround the center.

Our day included walking, walking, walking, and more walking, then lunch, more walking, dinner, and then a Broadway Play.

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (previously known as the Plymouth Theatre, which opened in 1917), is located at 236 West 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave. in midtown Manhattan.
Come From Away is based on a true story. The small town of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. Thirty-eight (38) planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander's air strip.... on September 11, 2001.   Culture clashes, language barriers, small cast, minimal props.....but powerful musical/story of how we are ALL PART OF A GLOBAL FAMILY. ♥ 

Our first full day in NYC was complete.
It was time to ponder..... and sleep.