In June 2001, my wife
and I spent eight wonderful days vacationing in New York City.
On June 4, we took the Circle Line boat tour around Manhattan,
a nostalgic repeat of the same tour taken in June 1965. The character
of the Manhattan skyline, particularly that of the financial
district, had certainly changed in the intervening 38 years.
The photos on the Hudson and East Rivers where taken from the
tour. On June 5, we made the boat trip to the Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island which yielded additional photos. Next, we spent
an enjoyable six hours from 4 PM to 10 PM taking photographs
on the observation decks of the South Tower of the World Trade
Center which provided the remainder of the gallery photos.
At the time, we could
not have believed that a place we had enjoyed so much would be
gone just 68 days later. Immediately, our thoughts were with
the people lost and injured on that day, particularly those anonymous
faces we saw the day of our visit. To help us to remember and
honor them, I have chosen to dedicate the gallery to them, a
gallery including images that show their workplace and the views
that they experienced on a daily basis.