Saturday, September 11, 2010

Loss & Sorrow

Loss & Sorrow
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
Seattle native and University of Washington school of architecture graduate Minoru Yamasaki designed these arches and the surrounding buildings of the Pacific Science Center for the 1962 World's Fair. In 1966 construction began on his most famous design, the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center, completed in 1971. In honor of the victims of violent hatred on September 11, 2001, the suffering and sorrow of their families, and the people of this nation and other countries swept up in the waves of the aftermath, we remember the horrific losses. We pause to honor their memories. May we find a way through this pain. May love prevail over hatred. Below is the moving tribute piece, Samuel Barber's "Addagio for Strings," Leonard Slatkin conducting the BBC Orchestra at Albert Hall in London four days after the attacks, the whole world in mourning.


Maya said...

Interesting. I didn't know this about the architect. Beautiful music.

bfarr said...

Interesting architectural connection.

This is one of my favorite pieces of [classical] music and very appropriate for the occasion.

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Jilly said...

Your photograph is a beautiful tribute - the light is so beautiful on the arches. I remember seeing a television programme on this architect and of course the Twin Towers - it was fascinating - about how it had been designed to fall in on itself but who could ever have imagined the horrors of 9/11. Yes, we remember that awful day and suffer for those who lost their loved ones.A beautiful post, Kim.

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BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A moving tribute. The music fits the arches and occasion. Thank you for the information about the architect.