It’s a lot of pictures I know. Bear with me.

All taken at St. Paul’s Chapel, directly across from where the twin towers fell seven years ago.

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The feeling of reverence was astounding.

Comments

  1. These are beautiful.

  2. It ate my comment.
    It ate it and I don’t know that my heart can write it again.

  3. 16 years ago I stood on those steps, I stood in awe, wonder and disbelief at the glory of what was built. I saw beauty and power in the city, those buildings.
    7 1/2 years ago, I sat in disbelief and watched those same structures crumble and crash to the ground in a fiery, smoky mass of pain, grief and hate, loss and ugliness spiraling out of control.
    7 1/2 years ago,, I watched every day people become heroes, rising from the ashes of destruction to display hope, grace and strength. I sat with tears streaming down my face and felt pride, hope and renewal welling up inside of me. I saw beauty rise from pain, Grace rise from grief and Hope emerge from Hell.
    Today, I sit and look at those pictures with a catch in my chest, a tug at my heart, and tears in my eyes.
    Thank you.
    You gave me and many others, a gift.

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  4. Wow. That must have been amazing to witness. I still remember that day. Clearly.

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  5. I remember picking my husband up from hospital that day (a snapped achilles tendon from playing musical chairs!) and the shock of what was happening over there.

    There is so much in those photos of yours – loss, grief, hope, inspiration.

    Thank you.

  6. Easily one of the more haunting posts I have read in a very long while. Amazing photos, and I like that you didn’t try to add words (even though you know I love your writing; you know what I mean).

  7. Wow, one of your most thought provoking posts with hardly any words. Great pics.

  8. Beautiful pictures.

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  9. As powerful as these pictures are I can’t imagine what it must be like to actually see it. You’ve really captured the emotion beautifully.

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  10. Reverently speechless.

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  11. beautiful shots, Casey. I was there a little less than a year ago – it was heartbreaking and hopeful.

  12. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is amazing. I actually have tears.

    xox

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  14. Absolutely beautiful and powerful.

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  15. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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  16. wow! Brings tears to my eyes even all of these years later. Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing them.

  17. I’ve always wanted to go there. Some day I will. Beautiful pictures!

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  18. You capture images and moments beautifully.

    Thank you.

  19. beautiful pictures.

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  20. I have chills. Thanks.

  21. I was at the twin towers 6 weeks before the attack, and I was back when there was a gaping hole in the ground of unbelievable proportion. I have pictures too, of both visits.

    Too sad for words.

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  22. My dear friend’s father died there, and I went a few years ago. There was a teddy bear outside that church with a message that said “Daddy gave this to me to keep me from harm. I wish I gave it to Daddy that day.” It made me cry. It still does.

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  23. “Please sleep peacefully”

    Says so much.

  24. Oh Casey, these images are spine tingling. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Stunning.

  25. I recently saw a documentary on this cathedral. Such reverence indeed. How lucky to have been able to go there. Love that they are constantly putting out new things and rotating it The love is astounding. Definitely will never forget.

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  26. You’ve done what my crappy point n shoot kodak could not. Awesome job, my friend. You are truly talented.

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