---Alice Abrams

Friday, May 08, 2009

Photo Hunters - In Memory

This is the reflecting pool at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Individually, each chair represents a person that was killed on that day.
The little chairs are for the babies that were in the day care center.

This is the arch you pass through at the entrance to the park.

The people that designed this did a wonderful job of incorporating the sorrow
and sadness but filling it with hope, as well.

I've stood and looked down over the U.S.S. Arizona, in Pearl Harbor, where you
can still see oil bubbling to the top of the water.

Collectively, people need a place to come, to reflect, and heal: A place
of memory, In Memory of all of those whose lives were lost.



Heart of Rachel said...

It's sad to think that so many people died that day. May their memories live in the hearts of their loved ones.

crazy working mom said...

I've never been, but the thought of tiny chairs for babies killed in the nursery brings a big lump in my throat. So sad...

My PH ~ In Memory of Kindergarten

Barb said...

I didn't know they built this memorial. They chairs brought a lump to my throat, too.

Amazing Gracie said...

They are very difficult to see. All of us were in tears...

Traveling Bells said...

I also have a huge lump in my throat. How sad. What a waste all around.

srp said...

I lived in OKC for seven years. We left in 1989 just before the bombing and I have never been back to see the memorial. It is lovely and sad and yet hopeful. Very nice shots.
Mine is up here.

Debbie@Like a Rose said...

What a sad day that was. A beautiful memorial to it though. Thanks for sharing it with us.

healingmagichands said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. What an incredibly beautiful memorial park Oklahoma City has established, very poignant. Your depiction brings across the peace and thoughtfulness there. Thank you so much for your beautiful photography,.

Mo and The Purries said...

I had heard of this memorial, but had never seen pictures of it.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

So very true. Beautiful photographs and a wonderful memorial.

Mine's up here:

JyLnC's In Memory

Ria said...

*moment of silence*


what a somber take on the theme. hope you drop by mine too.