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Last pictures of lights at ground Zero. They get turned off at 11.
Cacique ^ | 4-13-2002 | Cacique

Posted on 04/13/2002 8:02:32 PM PDT by Cacique

Tonight is the last night that the lights emanate from ground zero in Manhattan. At 11 PM tonight they will be shut off. I decided to take some pictures of the lights on their last night so I went to the Manhattan Ferry Pier near the Brooklyn Army Terminal not too far from my house in Sunset Park. The pictures were taken between 7:51 PM and 8:22 PM this evening before the guard threw us off the pier. It turns out the pier closes at sundown. In any case, I figured I'd share my pictures with the rest of the Freepers.

The towers were gone after 9-11, now the lights are gone as well.













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Hope you guys don't mind the pictures. I know some of you out there have not seen the skyline of NY with the lights on and I figured the rest of the Freepers in the rest of the country as well as NY would like to see them this one last time and get an idea what they look like from Brooklyn.
1 posted on 04/13/2002 8:02:32 PM PDT by Cacique
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To: Cacique
How cool! That light in the Heavens! It gives me chills!!
2 posted on 04/13/2002 8:06:06 PM PDT by admiralsn
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To: Cacique;Cagey;SeeRushtoldU_so;Washington-Husky
Thank you ......those are beautiful........
3 posted on 04/13/2002 8:06:48 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Cacique
Thanks for the pictures. I was in town last week and there were a couple of clear nights when I could see them very impressively from the Battery.
4 posted on 04/13/2002 8:07:25 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Cacique, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub, Alamo-Girl, Yellow Rose of Texas, Snow Bunny.
You're right some of us haven't see it. Thanks so much.

Ping folks. Thought you might like to see this.

5 posted on 04/13/2002 8:07:35 PM PDT by amom
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To: Cacique
BEAUTIFUL (and sad)....thank you so very much for taking these pictures and posting this for all to see!
6 posted on 04/13/2002 8:07:54 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Cacique
Thank you. I had yet to see them.
7 posted on 04/13/2002 8:08:17 PM PDT by skr
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
bump
8 posted on 04/13/2002 8:10:28 PM PDT by knarf
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To: Cacique
Cool pics. Do you have a website or way that I can download some of these images to print using my photo printer? I would like to make some pictures of these. HiRes if you have them.
9 posted on 04/13/2002 8:11:47 PM PDT by jerrymdss
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To: Cacique
Thank You
10 posted on 04/13/2002 8:13:24 PM PDT by Khurkris
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To: Cacique
Very beautiful and moving. Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us.
11 posted on 04/13/2002 8:13:44 PM PDT by Vicki
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To: Cacique
*APPLAUSE* Thank you !!

Those pictures go right through me.

That last one should have the caption "Assention"

12 posted on 04/13/2002 8:14:33 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: Cacique
bttt
13 posted on 04/13/2002 8:14:51 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP
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To: jerrymdss

Just right-click on any photo you see and like, and click on the "Save Picture As..." menu and choose a location on your own hard drive to save it to. Then later at your leisure you can print the photo if you like.

14 posted on 04/13/2002 8:17:28 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cacique
Thanks for the flag. A good reminder as to why we must exterminate the subhuman (yes, I said subhuman) entities who were responsible for this.
15 posted on 04/13/2002 8:17:32 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: jerrymdss
Cool pics. Do you have a website or way that I can download some of these images to print using my photo printer? I would like to make some pictures of these. HiRes if you have them.

Right-click on the image you want, and choose "Save Picture...". Save the image to disk. You can then open it in a browser or poaint program and print it.

16 posted on 04/13/2002 8:18:03 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Cacique
I didn't know they were still on. Funny, I got the same chills I got when I first saw them. Thanks for posting these.

You think you're getting over it, but you don't.

17 posted on 04/13/2002 8:18:27 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Cacique
Thanks for sharing your photos, Cacique.
18 posted on 04/13/2002 8:18:43 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cacique
Thank you for sharing.
19 posted on 04/13/2002 8:19:43 PM PDT by Samwise
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To: Cacique
BTW, I regret I never saw it, and I just learned yesterday it was visible from the Tappan Zee :(
20 posted on 04/13/2002 8:19:46 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Cacique
Good post. Appreciate it. Any word on what will be built there? The first several floors of any new building have to be dedicated to those who were in the building, and the heroes who rushed to it.
21 posted on 04/13/2002 8:20:59 PM PDT by The Giant Apricots
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To: Cacique
I am so disappointed. I was going to NY this summer, I wanted to see the lights. I don't know why they didn't leave them on for the summer, when they know people come visit.
22 posted on 04/13/2002 8:21:46 PM PDT by I still care
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To: jerrymdss
These shots are a compressed version of the originals. Otherwise we would grow old waiting for them to download. I do have some servers where I might stick the originals which are much more suitable for printing. I just need to figure out where I have the room for them all. Freepmail me to remind me. I will post them somewhere within the coming week.
23 posted on 04/13/2002 8:22:38 PM PDT by Cacique
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To: Senator Pardek
It's fair to classify murderers as subhuman. By their individual actions, they have so defined themselves.

How goes reunification of Vulcan and Romulus?

24 posted on 04/13/2002 8:23:57 PM PDT by The Giant Apricots
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To: Cultural Jihad
hhhmmm.....someone's trying to get me to take off my Bush-first-pitch wallpaper here. It'll be a tough decision.

Very sharp.

25 posted on 04/13/2002 8:25:31 PM PDT by sayfer bullets
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To: Cacique
Thanks for these. My local radio news (ABC national) said they were turning the lights off at dawn. I know that didn't sound right.
26 posted on 04/13/2002 8:25:33 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Cacique
Thank you so much for sharing these with all of us. It brings me to tears again. God Bless us all.
27 posted on 04/13/2002 8:26:30 PM PDT by sibb1213
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To: Cacique
Thank you, White Knight.
28 posted on 04/13/2002 8:27:53 PM PDT by Nix 2
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To: Cacique
Lovely, though sad, pictures. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
29 posted on 04/13/2002 8:29:09 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: Cacique

Great shots. Thank you, thank you.

BUMPTTT!


30 posted on 04/13/2002 8:29:37 PM PDT by AnnaZ
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To: Cacique
Tonight is the last night that the lights emanate from ground zero in Manhattan. At 11 PM tonight they will be shut off. I decided to take some pictures of the lights on their last night so I went to the Manhattan Ferry Pier near the Brooklyn Army Terminal not too far from my house in Sunset Park. The pictures were taken between 7:51 PM and 8:22 PM this evening before the guard threw us off the pier. It turns out the pier closes at sundown. In any case, I figured I'd share my pictures with the rest of the Freepers. The towers were gone after 9-11, now the lights are gone as well.

Thanx for the photos, they are very beautiful. I am in NJ and have a view from my front door. Not to be a pill or anything, but I just looked outside, it's 11:30pm here and they are still on. It was to my understanding, that for tonight, they will be on until dawn.

31 posted on 04/13/2002 8:30:16 PM PDT by RepubMommy
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To: RepubMommy
I guess some people's complaints posponed them shutting them off at 11.

Who knows? We might get lucky and someone will cough up the 10 grand a night it costs to keep the lights on.

32 posted on 04/13/2002 8:34:22 PM PDT by Cacique
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To: Howlin; Snow Bunny
Wow...
33 posted on 04/13/2002 8:36:29 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Cacique
My suggestion: make the twin towers of light permanent - and brighter. New York City remembers!
34 posted on 04/13/2002 8:43:39 PM PDT by Bounceback
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To: Cacique
I know some of you out there have not seen the skyline of NY with the lights on and I figured the rest of the Freepers in the rest of the country as well as NY would like to see them this one last time and get an idea what they look like from Brooklyn.

Thanks very much for the pictures. They are beautiful.

35 posted on 04/13/2002 8:45:26 PM PDT by PayrollOffice
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To: Cacique
On behalf of all the Aussies here in downunder ,I would like to thank you for the grand pictures,and I leave a comment in my post:

GOD BLESS AMERICA

36 posted on 04/13/2002 8:45:29 PM PDT by cavador
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To: Cacique
Thank you for posting these.
37 posted on 04/13/2002 8:46:37 PM PDT by ozaukeemom
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To: Cacique
Glad I clicked on this thread....these are just a few of the reasons to freep.....and that make America....Bttt
38 posted on 04/13/2002 8:57:28 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: jerrymdss
Very cool pics. Why don't they just leave the lights on as a permanent memorial? My local news said that a lot of people wanted the light display to stay.
39 posted on 04/13/2002 8:58:46 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Cacique
Cool Pics. Thanks for posting them. I had forgotten that the lights were going to have a short life. Bookmarked for later review.
40 posted on 04/13/2002 9:02:59 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Ciexyz
Why don't they just leave the lights on as a permanent memorial? My local news said that a lot of people wanted the light display to stay.

This may not be popular, but large cities with the over use of lighting have washed out the night skies for miles beyond their city limits. Stars and astronomical seeing has be severly limited in the last few decades. Many of us when we were were kids, even living near cities could actually see the night sky. However, much of it has been washed out by glaring light.

I am all for a memorial, but I would prefer something different than lighting up the night sky even more than it is. Many cities have already adopted ordinances where new lighting fixtures must direct the light downward where it is needed, not scattered into the atmosphere and wasted. It even takes less energy to light up an area if the light is directed downward.

Again, I am all for a tribute, or memorial but not with more light glaring upward into the nightsky.

41 posted on 04/13/2002 9:07:53 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
That is correct they are going to fade with the coming dawn instead of being turned off...
42 posted on 04/13/2002 9:18:36 PM PDT by The Chief
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To: Cacique
"some of you out there have not seen the skyline of NY with the lights on"

Thanks -- I didn't even know about these lights. Awesome, beautiful and moving . .

I actually drove thru' NYC one day on a 'family vacation' (kids in the back, dog under my feet) -- Staten Island to Manhattan then around and out of town (Sunday Morning!). I stopped to ask a street cop how to get out of Harlem and onto the bridge to NJ and his eyes popped when he saw my Washington plates !!

43 posted on 04/13/2002 9:26:36 PM PDT by Crowcreek
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To: Cacique
Thank you for sharing.
44 posted on 04/13/2002 9:45:50 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: Cacique
BTT
45 posted on 04/13/2002 9:56:50 PM PDT by Cacique
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To: Cacique
Very nice!

Here's one from the other side...


46 posted on 04/13/2002 9:57:00 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Cacique
Great pics! Just one question. Why do the nitwits think the lights need to be turned off. It would seem that this is something like "the eternal flame" that should last forever.
47 posted on 04/13/2002 10:16:26 PM PDT by Jolly Green
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To: Cacique; Big Ern
Thank you Cacique. How thoughtful of you to take these and post them for us. It's as close as I will get to them since I cannot travel to NY right now. I visited NY for the first time 2 summers ago, and then again last summer. I'm glad I got to be there before the attack - I feel much closer to the people there because of my visits. I just wish I could have been there to volunteer in the aftermath.
48 posted on 04/13/2002 10:23:46 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: Cacique
Bump and thanks for the great photos.
49 posted on 04/13/2002 10:29:38 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: McGavin999
Perhaps a crazy suggestion...but rather than argue over building statues of various people....why not just leave the lights as a permanent fixture? It can be seen for miles and represents an awful lot. And its more agreeable than any statue that they can dream up.
50 posted on 04/13/2002 10:37:28 PM PDT by pepsionice
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