It was late August in the summer of 2001. Unemployed at the time, I was paying a visit to the unemployment office in the financial district (no phoning it in or going online like today). Coming up out of the subway I found myself flanked by the Twin Towers and stopped dead in my tracks at their base and looked up.
Looking up might not seem like a big deal but New Yorkers walk looking straight on or slightly down so as to avoid direct eye contact. There are lots of obstacles to maneuver around as we rush from point A to point B. Only tourists stand on the sidewalks, maps in hand, looking up and appreciating the stunning architecture. What was it that day that made me look up?
Two black monoliths rose up into the clear blue sky completely filling my field of vision. It was an awesome sight. Wishing I had a camera I briefly considered buying a disposable one but distinctly recall telling myself I’d come back another time because “it’s not like they’re going anywhere.”
Now, thanks to my blackberry I find myself capturing photos of everyday going-ons for no particular reason. Not having posted lately I thought you might enjoy them. A glimpse into my New York City existence.