Tag Archives: World Trade Center

Luminous

By Vladimir Brezina

The new World Trade Center tower can be seen for miles out at sea, and at night it becomes a luminous beacon to guide sailors, and kayakers, in—

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A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Luminous.

Monochromatic

By Vladimir Brezina

Monochromatic

… where the towers of the old World Trade Center used to be.

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Monochromatic.

Gone, But Not Forgotten

By Vladimir Brezina

Gone…

Twin Towers

… but not forgotten.

Twin Towers Memorial

But memories are not enough—the new Tower has risen!

New World Trade Center tower 1
New World Trade Center tower 2

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Gone, But Not Forgotten.

9/11, Once Again

By Vladimir Brezina

The Twin Towers, as they were.

All of these photos were taken in 2000 or earlier.

It’s hard to believe it’s already been 13 years…

9/11, Twelve Years On

By Vladimir Brezina

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Photos taken on yesterday’s Hidden Harbor Tour organized by the Working Harbor Committee. Many more photos to come!

Travel Theme: Couples, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Couples.

Ah, the romance of shared travel by kayak! And what better to ensure that shared togetherness than a double kayak?

Soon arguments break out, and loud words carry over the water, to the secret amusement of other paddlers.

“Shouldn’t you be steering more to the left?”

“I know where I am going!”

“I thought we agreed to stop on that beach over there!?”

The couple have trouble paddling at the same rate and synchronizing their strokes…

and both feel that they are doing all the work

until they both just put down their paddles in frustration

No wonder double kayaks are known as “divorce boats”!

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The last photo features another prominent couple in the background. And a couple of other “Couples” are here and here

Reflections

By Vladimir Brezina

WordPress has not yet posted a theme for this week’s Photo Challenge… So photo-bloggers addicted to a regular weekly Challenge have impatiently begun taking matters into their own hands. Over at her blog Where’s my backpack?, Ailsa has proposed a Photo Challenge of her own, which everyone is invited to join, with the theme of “Reflections“.

“Reflections” is a perfect theme for me. Kayaking, or just walking around after the rain as Ailsa did, inverted reflections in water are everywhere, often more intriguing and mysterious than the scenes reflected. I’ve already posted some of these water reflections here and here and here and here and here

But “Reflections” also brings to mind our recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan. The surfaces of the memorial, and the glass walls of the towers now rising all around, are full of reverberating reflections: of each other, of the clouds, of the visitors, of memories…

More photos are here.
And my second take on “Reflections” is here.