Peace

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    Every 9/11 anniversary they have the Tribute in Light seen in this picture. This year I am deeply disturbed by the increase in hate that seems to be acceptable to so many. History has shown how hate can breed death and destruction on massive levels.
    The best way we can memorialize all victims of hate, whether they died in the 9/11 attacks or at Auchwitz at the hands of the Nazis, is to condemn hate and promote peace.

    Phillip Schumacher, anneka58, thenss, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Phillip Schumacher 44 months ago | reply

      oh god this is so perfect!
      The meaning behind this is strong, very strong.
      It's not just a normal skyline picture.
      It's perfect, really!

    2. anneka58 44 months ago | reply

      Outstanding my friend !!!!!

    3. Peanuts_Photography 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image Hal! It was a year ago that day I was landing in NYC to visit. Unfortunately the weather wasn't so great so we couldn't view this tribute very well. Thanks for sharing :)

    4. halgil 44 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much, my friend!

      Thank you Anneka!

      My pleasure. I am glad you could see this through my lens! The Tribute in Light is very powerful. Thanks.

    5. Daniela Duncan 44 months ago | reply

      One of your best, Hal! Stunning image. A very beautiful tribute.

    6. cmvoelkel (away) 44 months ago | reply

      spectacular shot and wonderful sentiment!

    7. reen :) off for now :) 44 months ago | reply

      wow Hal very well done shot! one of your best.. excellent exposure! congrtas!

    8. Overdaforest 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture, well spoken !

    9. Heniusia 44 months ago | reply

      This is utterly fantastic and touching, it should be hanging in a museum....
      What a gorgeous view and lights, so wonderfully captured - !

      My thoughts are with the innocent 9/11 victims of hate. September is also the month when the WW2 begun and my thoughts are also with the Auschwitz victims....

      As Robert Fulghum said " Peace is not something you wish for , it's something you make, something you do , something you are, and something you give away "

    10. {*L*} 44 months ago | reply

      I've been thinking about why I love this so much on multiple levels. It is obviously a sublime and stunning photograph sooc. The absolutely divine lights that sparkle from the city, showing New York at its most beautiful represents what is possible among a city (and world) of blended cultures that belong to all. The elegance of the lights that respectfully and beautifully represent the victims of 911 and all victims of hate everywhere is a powerful one. To me, this is a message of hope. I also think this is one of your best.

    11. halgil 44 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much Dani!
      Thank you CMV.
      Very much appreciated.
      Thank you Noreen.
      Thank you.
      Heni, such nice comments! I am glad the image touched you. Thank you.
      These are beautiful comments. Thanks. You saw these in person and they are quite impressive and tasteful.

    12. daynwah 44 months ago | reply

      New Yorkers, such as yourself and L, have done such an amazing job coping and living with this horrible moment in our history, I am always amazed. It's a beautiful image and an important message in words from one who has lived it.

    13. halgil 44 months ago | reply

      I think the horror of the event is shared by citizens of the world, but being here daily can be difficult at times. Being able to express myself through pictures helps! Thank you.

    14. fake_plastic_earth 44 months ago | reply

      wonderful tribute Hal!
      I still remember both before and after
      my 2003 visit to nyc was such a heartbreaking ...

    15. rowland-w 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture! It took nine years but unfortunately we've managed to politicize this anniversary.

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