Parallel Lines

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    Judging from the turnout of photographers on the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights tonight, just about every Flickreen in New York must have a shot along the same lines as this one, textured in more or fewer megapixels. You can't avoid taking it; it's mesmerizing and beautiful, and the night is perfect.

    September 11th is one of the most difficult days of the year for many of us. Four years ago I stood in nearly exactly this spot and watched a gray cloud that completely obscured this entire view of Manhattan. The day was glorious, the weather benevolent. Both of the Twin Towers had already fallen.

    Four years ago I stood here for close to three hours. In that entire stretch of time, no one spoke.

    (Added 9/16/2005 to the Cream of the Crop group as my most "Interesting" and most favorited photo.)

    (And please ignore the "Delete Me" group comments below - it's a slappy little Flickr game that gets tiresome fast.)

    This photo has been #2 on Interestingness for the date of September 11, 2005, for many months.

    Summer, 2011: According to Flickr and Yahoo, this shot of mine is one of the top 7 photos out of all the billions of images hosted on this site. Which is wacky, but fun. Many news sources have identified it as the third most popular photo on Flickr.

    eyewashdesign: A. Golden, Angela., and 1521 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. hipallavinanda 31 months ago | reply

      awesome click!!!!!!

    2. - Dave Morrow - 30 months ago | reply

      really nice comp and feel to this shot:)

      [ via tag search on flickriver  --- Dave Morrow - ]

    3. lameato feliz 26 months ago | reply

      Felicidades una maravilla! saludos desde Alameda(Málaga) Spain

    4. A.G. Photographie (+ 80 000 vues) 25 months ago | reply

      great capture in the night !

    5. Felix1731 24 months ago | reply

      Klasse Aufnahme.

    6. marine.torrente 16 months ago | reply

      I wanna go to NY ! :) nice picture

    7. KaufmanTrailers [deleted] 13 months ago | reply

      I think they're calling Batman.

    8. StephAnna :-) 13 months ago | reply

      As one of the admins for Flickr’s 100 Best, I'd like to invite this superlative image to join the fun and compete for a place in our group pool. Please read the group’s rules and submit your photograph to challenge one of our Best100. Good luck with your challenge!

    9. MARK L FRANKLING 3 months ago | reply


      Gone Fishing!! :-)

    10. BLAKELEY FREDERIC - Just for pleasure 2 months ago | reply

      Greetings from Paris ! Congratulations

      frederic B.

    11. angeltorija4 5 weeks ago | reply

      malditos terroristas

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