Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Ground Zero cross

In the days after 9/11, I remember watching television and seeing images of a group of steel beams in the shape of a cross amidst the debris of the World Trade Center. The steel cross became a symbol of hope and faith to many. In fact, many people began leaving messages on it.

I never saw the cross in person until yesterday. I had just left the Post Office on Church Street next to Ground Zero when I noticed the cross had been placed next to St. Peter's Church. The cross was lit by spotlights which created a very dramatic feel. At night and under these lighting conditions, the cross evoked feelings of inspiration and sadness at the same time.

Photo info:
These photos were all shot with my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 pocket camera using dynamic black & white film mode.