I met Sherri, Ali and Aaren for a long weekend in New York.
Our first morning, we got up early to go to the Statue of Liberty. We saw The Sphere in Battery Park before boarding the ferry which was recovered from the 9/11 ruble. I thought it was a very simple but meaningful way to create a memorial. The plaque reads:
“For three decades, this sculpture stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center. Entitled “The Sphere”, it was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as a symbol of world peace. It was damaged during the tragic events of 11 September 2001, but endures as an icon of hope and the indestructible spirit of this country. The Sphere was placed here on 11 March 2002 as a temporary memorial to all who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. This eternal flame was ignited on 11 September 2002 in honor of all those that were lost. Their spirit and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”
Taking a break at Starbucks.
We rode pedicabs around Central Park.
Our reflection in the ugly hotel lamp.