Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Black and White Wednesday - The BEACH

the long road

Black and White Wednesday is run by Lisa over at
The Long Road to China.



This beautiful view is from Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT. It's not really an island, more like a peninsula. It is the only shore park in all of Fairfield County, and it is one of the oldest parks in CT. I LOVE the beach, so I LOVE the beach parks. This one was no exception! There is also a nature center here. However, the most memorable part of this park was the Living Memorial. There is a spot in this park, on the very edge of the peninsula, where there is a direct view to lower Manhattan...

My fellow New Yorkers know what that means. 8 years and 10 months ago, on September 11th, 2001, the park-goers at Sherwood Island saw a column of smoke rising from the city. I can never imagine how scared and confused they must have felt, seeing the smoke and then hearing what happened.

That was a tragic event that deeply touched New Yorkers, from far upstate all the way to Battery Park, and still affects us today.

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

a beautiful photo for a such a sad story.

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Love the composition, nice shot!

Love Letters To China said...

What a beautiful photo! I have family that lives in Westport. It is such a beautiful area of CT. Your photo truly captured the allure of the ocean in the distance.

The OriginalPsyn said...

Great shot and wonderful writing. I love the DOF of this.

Cammy said...

Great shot and beautiful story. New York is my hometown and birthplace, so I definitely relate to this. Great job!

Christy said...

great shot! i love how the fence seems to frame your shot!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

What an inviting sceen!

Wanda said...

Wonderful beach shot!

Kayce said...

Beautiful shot and words.