Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Yom Kippur Adventures
at One World Trade Center

On a picture perfect day in the city, my friend Pat and I decided to visit One World Trade Center, a fitting place to be at sundown "erev" (the day before) Yom Kippur at the Freedom Tower to welcome the Jewish New Year 5777. The adventure did not disappoint as we took the following videos and pics.

Outside by the north pool, then the south pole, it was no sense of spirits or anything foreboding ... at least not for us. Pat lives in the Village near NYU - not far from the World Trade Center - mentioned that on her first trip back to the area after 9/11 - the energies were so intense she could hardly stand up. Others felt the same in and near Ground Zero as it was called. That's all given way to new buildings and new energies. Lots of ongoing construction which will takes years to complete but city dwellers are used to that.

The North Pool

Getting my wings ... To fly free ... Pat loved the wings

The elevator ride to the observation deck had video and audio but it was too crowded to take pictures. In the blink of an eye we were at the top along with tourists from many different countries. Later when a tour guide asked several people where they were from and I said Brooklyn, everyone laughed. I checked my watch as we got to the top as I wanted to be there when the sunset and the energies for Yom Kippur began. We got the last table by a window ... eating slowly so we could watch the sun set before going below to the other observation decks.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year as the world changes around us.

Ghostly Images but no sense of merged entities just reflections in time

Shadows of those who fought for freedom throughout time

Just as was shown to me earlier in the day, the perfect red sunset ...

As we enter this New Year, the human experience moves closer to freedom and closure.

The Statue of Liberty stands just off in the distance.

The Observation Deck on the 100th floor as the world changes around it

Statue of Liberty

Before we left we walked through the two underground levels of
stores that left us across the street from the Tower on West Street.

For those celebrating the New Year ...

The answers are in the scroll.