I looked south and saw a plume of smoke. One of buildings had a huge, jagged hole.
This piece is one to be encased in history. It tells so much of the intimate story of 911. Bravo, Paul.
Great piece and ace photos!
Thank you for your memory and your vision and your words, Paul.
It takes me back there. What a strange time we have lived in.
I appreciate all you do and all you write.
Just got finished reading Exit Culture. I requested our library buy it here in central Ontario Canada and it came in this week.
I feel a strong kinship with the author even though he seems to be about a decade older than me and kept nodding my head in agreement throughout. Great book and highly recommended. All the pictures were cool and the essays insightful.
I was on a hitchhiking/busking trip through Eastern Canada and NYC just before 9/11. When I would walk around Manhattan (I was staying with a friend in Brooklyn) I would use the twin towers as guides. I had just gotten home to Vancouver on a Greyhound bus and was watching my friends little TV when we saw the second plane hit the tower.
My thoughts go out to everyone who was affected on that day..
My personal opinion is that everything in the whole western world changed dramatically on that day. And not really for the better There are definitely some good things but I feel like we lost something huge. The 20th century was over and the 21st had begun.
"Memory without works is dead." What a stellar paraphrase. Thank you, Paul. I relate madly to the specifics & the feelings expressed here.
I wish you would credit the photos. I take it the b&w ones are yours.