Monday, September 12, 2011

Thoughts on the Day After 9/11/11 and Morning Ceremonies on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11/2001

 Remembering 9/11: Morning Ceremonies on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11/2001

The strange thing about 9/12 these days is that most of us go back to their lives. Some of us, though, those who've lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks, can't really, entirely, 100 percent do that. They don't have that luxury, no matter how good a healer time is...

The day after 9/12 we still live the reminiscence of the day just past. Most of the time, it's not easy.
 I spent this year's September 11th taking pictures of the morning ceremonies and at night, of the Tribute Lights.

During the morning I discovered a massive ship docked on the Hudson, right at Ground Zero level. A very nice gentleman who took the time to check out the photos posted on Flickr reminded me that the massive ship is the USS New York (been here before, photographed it before) and the bright red fire boat is a retired FDNY boat, John J. Harvey. Thanks again for that!

I noticed that the USS New York was held in place by several tugboats. After a while, it started being pushed upstream, so very gently though, on the Hudson. (I could only tell that it was moving when zooming in on it, from afar there was no indication of movement, though)

The day was grey, like the ship and, mostly, like our even greyer souls. I had the chance to talk to and photograph a few firefighters and first responders on Jersey City waterfront. Photos will follow soon, as will more photos from my yesterday's photographic endeavor.

As always, thanks for reading! Will be back with more images soon.

Alina Oswald 
Author of INFINITE LIGHTS
a photographic collection documenting the 9/11 Tribute in Light over the years


PS: A very special thank you note to CNN! I believe CNN did a fantastic job especially last week, covering the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Also, as a reminder, Anderson Cooper's new show, Anderson, premiers today, 9/12, at 4 PM. I'll be watching it on PIX11 (local channel). And, of course, I always watch AC360 at 8 pm or 10pm, depending when on time and others.
Thanks again!
Alina