Travels with my Art

Paintings and Photographs inspired by Travels Around the World

The ghost of the Twin Towers in New York City

The Twin Towers shrouded in mist, through the crown of the Statue of Liberty in New York, USA.

I took this photograph in New York in 1997 four years before 9/11.

As I clicked the shutter release button, I remember thinking that the crown of the Statue of Liberty seemed to frame the World Trade Centre perfectly.

When I developed the photograph a couple of months after I took it, this ghostly image of the twin towers appeared, with the skyline shrouded in mist.

Looking at the image now, nearly 20 years on from the September 11th attacks, it is hauntingly pertinent.

No one will ever forget the terrible events of that day and the images have left an inedible mark on our hearts forever.

The following words seem to sum up the experience of watching the horrific scenes of 9/11. They come from Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close“.

The same pictures over and over.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
People waving shirts out of high windows.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
Planes going into buildings.
People covered in gray dust.
Bodies falling.
Buildings falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.
Buildings falling.
People waving shirts out of high windows.
Bodies falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Buildings falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
People waving shirts out of high windows.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
Buildings falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.

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