Newly posted is a gallery of 22 photos I took Sunday at the New York Historical Society and Central Park.
Most of the pictures are related to the NYHS exhibit titled Recovery: The World Trade Center Recovery Operation at Fresh Kills. Over 50 objects from the destroyed World Trade Center are on display; lost keys, computer pieces, mangled car parts. Perhaps the most powerful experience was watching a film on the day. The only narrations were intermittent reports from 1010 WINS radio, including its headline report prior to the attacks. Tuesday was primary day for mayor of New York, and Michael Jordan was all but officially coming back to the NBA. The sky was a beautiful blue.
After that heavy experience, I walked to Central Park, where a mini Beatles tribute concert had broken out in Strawberry Fields, an area of the Park across the street from where John Lennon was murdered in 1980. A small crowd filled the surrounding benches, listening and singing in peace. Deeper into the park, people fed the birds, fed the ducks, jogged, biked, held hands and kissed. The sky was a beautiful blue.