Memorial at Ground Zero in New York ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Our family visit to New York City was a mix of emotions.  For hubby, it was returning the city where he grew up, for me it was a first visit as a tourist having been only once before as a student mostly confined to a conference, and for the girls it was a new adventure.  However, there was an overwhelming feeling of both sadness and hope as we visited the Memorial at Ground Zero.

Freedom Tower being build at Ground Zero, as of July, 2013

This is the unfinished Freedom Tower being build at Ground Zero, as of July, 2013.

The Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City

The Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City.

A Flower Placed on the Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City

A Flower Placed on the Memorial

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    • Rhonda Albom says

      We only went for two nights, saw everything we wanted to and got out of the city. I actually really loved it Times Square area. I think it would drive me mad after a while, but I could have stayed another month easily.

  1. Chris says

    Finally, a place on your list that I’ve been to 😉 NYC is a must for any world traveler — so many things to see and do. I’ve been there at least 5-6 times and I did go on a carriage ride once with my girlfriend at the time; we went up the the top of the Empire State bldg as well. But I’ve never seen the Statue of Liberty or the Freedom Tower/ground zero. You’ve probably seen more of the city than I have!

    • Rhonda Albom says

      We didn’t have time to do it all so the girls voted to skip going to the top of the Empire State building.

  2. says

    Great pictures! My husband and now adult son’s love traveling, especially abroad. I will have to read more of your blog for ideas!
    Stopping by from the A-Z challenge.

  3. Carrie-Anne Foster (thatdizzychick) says

    I imagine it would be quite an emotional roller coaster to visit ground zero.

    Your photos are beautiful, as always.

  4. says

    I love New York! We’re going again this summer. It’s so overwhelming, I can only take a day or two at a time, but there is so much to do that I’m sure I’ll never get bored.

    • Rhonda Albom says

      We also did the express visit, cramming a lot into just three days and two nights, but I loved every minute of it.

    • Rhonda Albom says

      Not sure which city you are referring to, but I don’t live in a city either. Just close enough to visit when I need the city atmosphere.

  5. says

    I haven’t been to the memorial yet, I’m not sure I’m ever gonna be up for it. Though I am very glad that families of the victims have a place to remember their loved ones.

    I grew up about an hour north of the city and visited it more times than any other metropolitan area as a result. The saying is true: I love NY

  6. says

    The memorial is beautifully put together and a peaceful place but I found it really heartbreaking. I’m British and have no NY ties but like many others I was affected by this atrocity nonetheless and made sure I booked the memorial in advance on my 24-hour trip to NYC last year as a visitor pass is required. There are usually some same-day passes available but it’s first-come, first-served.

    I personally think it’s a must-see in NYC, for locals and visitors to honor the victims. It’s not an easy thing to do but it’s important.

    Selina @ MightyTravels

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