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Description of Pictures: It was the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Unlike for the previous year, there weren't any special events at my building. There were some at Arlington and at the Pentagon as well as some local places but that was it. I thought I'd go to the Pentagon and take some pictures of the place from the parking lot since I'd taken pictures there a couple of months after the attacks. I approached a cop just to make sure I was allowed to go into the parking lot and he told me I wasn't allowed to take pictures of the Pentagon building at all. But you can't see anything from the parking lot anyway, just the outside of the building. Nope! You're not allowed to photograph it at all. So I walked to Pentagon City, which is a shopping mall, and photographed it from the parking garage.
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Wikipedia Description: Pentagon Memorial
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The Pentagon Memorial, located just southwest of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, is a permanent outdoor memorial to those killed in the building and on American Airlines Flight 77 in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Designed by Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman of the architectural firm of Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies, the memorial opened to the public on September 11, 2008.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, an impromptu memorial was set up on a hill at the Navy Annex, overlooking the Pentagon. People came to pay respects and place tributes. One month after the attacks, 25,000 people attended a memorial service at the Pentagon for employees and family members; speakers included President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Bush remarked, "The wound to this building will not be forgotten, but it will be repaired. Brick by brick, we will quickly rebuild the Pentagon." The American flag that hung on the Pentagon, near the damaged section, was lowered during the service.
America's Heroes Memorial:
Opened in September 2002 after Pentagon repairs were completed, the America's Heroes Memorial and chapel are located where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.
The memorial includes a book of photographs and biographies of the victims. It also includes five large black acrylic panels: one displays the Purple Heart medal awarded to military members killed in the attacks, another shows the medal given to civilians, two back wall panels are etched with the victims' names, and a center panel shows tribute statements. The small chapel, located in an adjacent room, has stained glass windows with patriotic-themed designs.
Design and construction:
The Pentagon Memorial was constructed from a design by Beckman and Kaseman of New York City, with design support from Buro Happold, that was chosen following a design competition. To honor t ...More...
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.
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