This image was taken on September 11, 2010 from the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn around 7:50pm. The upward lights shining high from Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge is the Tribute in Light. Each beam of light represents a tower from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
The Tribute in Light first ran as a temporary installation from March 11 to April 14, 2002. The Tribute in Light was launched again in 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. As of 2010, the Tribute in Light has been repeated every year on September 11. In 2009 it was confirmed that the Tribute in Light would continue through to the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks in 2011. (Source: Wikipedia- Tribute in Light)
The Brooklyn Bridge Park is located on the Brooklyn waterfront of the East River. It is located north of the Brooklyn Bridge and sits between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. The views of both bridges are fantastic. According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park website: “Brooklyn Bridge Park is often referred to as the “Main Street Lot” because it used to be a parking lot! The city now manages this park area and playground. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy oversees other nearby Brooklyn waterfront locations.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Main Street Lot is operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
Many, many thanks goes out to Fred of Foto Care. Foto Care is located in NYC and from their website:
“At Foto Care, we are extremely passionate about photography but even more passionate about the lifelong journey that photographers embark on. We will do absolutely everything we can to support that journey.” http://fotocare.com/
This is a very truthful statement.