Thursday 10 April 2003
Pix of the Day: Waterborne Memorial for Tragedy
CREDITS: © New York Harbor Sailing Foundation Inc/www.SailForAmerica.com Click thumbnails to change main picture.
Michael W. Fortenbaugh, Commodore of the Manhattan Yacht Club in New York, was close to the site of the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the attack on 11 September 2001, and his experiences moved him to organize the 'Sail for America' event with the invitation, "We are calling on all patriotic Americans sailors to bring their boats to New York Harbor on Saturday, September 14, 2002." Shown here are images from the photo gallery on the web site dedicated to the event. There is also a commemorative poster available for purchase, sales of that will benefit the Uniformed Firefighters Association. A high resolution file of the first picture featured above, configured for quality printing and display as a poster, may be downloaded from 'Sail for America' (2.5Mb size).
The photographers who took these pictures (from top left to bottom right) are: Ramin Talaie, Cathy Monaghan, Rich Murphy, Chris Johnston, Bruce Hasnas, John Whiting, Jean Preece, and Brian & Elaine Timmins.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)