(NYC 3/4) Wall St. and Ground Zero
Day 2 in NYC was spent in lower Manhattan. First up: Wall St. The funny thing is, we came right as a big demonstration was going on. #FloodWallSt it was called. So while inconvenient, it did add another interesting experience to our time there 🙂
Yes, lots of police presence.
One thing that was rather annoying was the Bull being unreachable because of the protests. These pics are as good as I could get.
What a storeWonder what these businessmen were thinking/talking about…
This lady asked the officers to smile for a picture, and they did 🙂
The news was there, of course. Quite the crowds
Though, it was fairly well-behaved, at least while we were there.
Though I may not agree with the protestors, I do thank God for this country that allows peaceable assembly and gives the freedom to speak and stand for causes.
On a more patriotic note, we also went to see the 9/11 Memorial. You come up on short walls, on which are inscribed the names of all who were lost, and look over them into the holes where the Twin Towers once stood. These have been turned into fountains and water continually runs down and into the holes.
But directly behind that is the new World Trade Center, quite the symbol of rising above the calamity to success.
Next post: my favorite part of the trip!