Nothing shocked me as much as the terrorist attacks in New York and Pennsylvania on 9/11/01.
I’ve been shocked by other terrorist attacks, who wouldn’t be, but the 9/11 atrocities were witnessed all over the world more or less live. I remember watching the footage of the first plane and could not believe what I was witnessing, then the second plane hit whilst I was watching the news – that day is etched in my memory forever.
I’d always wanted to go to New York and have a meal on the top of the twin towers, it had been a dream of mine for so long. When I did get the chance to go to New York I knew the 9/11 memorial museum was a place I just had to visit.
Nothing prepares you for what you see inside. Most of the footage and recording of the victims phoning their loved ones is banned from recording.
Phone calls where men and women are calling home because they know they aren’t going to survive. Passengers on all of the planes, firemen, policemen, workers at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon…..hearing those phone calls…..words cannot describe the raw emotion and the way they were resigned to the fact they were going to die.
These photos were taken inside the museum, in the permitted area.