Freedom Tower views

During my recent trip to New York, the lovely Daryl from Out and About in New York

Graciously invited me to take photos from her offices way up high in the Freedom Tower.

And I got to meet a blogging friend in real life – always a treat!

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The views were magnificent

And you could see the city and water reflecting back at you.

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Underneath one large window, there was a lovely view

Of the southern pool in the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.

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The water sparkled in the sunlight

And it was difficult to tell the trees

Apart from their shadows.

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76 responses

  1. Great pictures. I hope to get back to NYC sometime and see the new Freedom Tower….

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    May 2, 2016 at 15:26

  2. They are freedom, even in America. Beautiful images Fi.

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    May 2, 2016 at 15:28

  3. The views ARE magnificent, but what stood out here was the fact you got to meet a blog friend face to face.

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    May 2, 2016 at 15:51

  4. Stunning reflection view. I love the trees and their shadows pic. It is always great to meet up a fellow blogger.

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    May 2, 2016 at 15:59

  5. so so beautiful !!!

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    May 2, 2016 at 16:08

  6. Especially love the shot of the trees and their shadows. 🙂

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    May 2, 2016 at 16:23

  7. These are all stunning views. Thanks for sharing your magnificent photos with us.

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    May 2, 2016 at 16:23

  8. daryledelstein

    lovely ..even the reflection from those annoying ceiling lights!

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    May 2, 2016 at 16:44

  9. Ron

    Fiona, these photographs are fantabulous! Magnificent views indeed! I love how you can see the Statue of Liberty in the first photo. And that last photograph of the shadowy trees is brilliant!

    I have yet to visit the Freedom Tower. I was in NYC right before it opened because a blogging friend of mine used to work downtown Manhattan, in a building right across the street from where the Twin Towers once stood.

    Thanks for sharing pics of my favorite city, my friend! Have a terrific week!

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    May 2, 2016 at 17:33

  10. What wonderful shots from the Freedom Tower. I love the reflections, the view down on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and those wonderful trees and their shadows.

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    May 2, 2016 at 17:45

  11. Beyond wonderful. Thank you. I appreciate your new header quote (and the person who said it).

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:03

  12. rmacwheeler

    Must be humbling entering that building.

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:06

  13. Wow…what an opportunity…..fabulous shots!

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:26

  14. Wonderful views!

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:29

  15. Bill Dodd

    Even through the windows, these are great to see. Well done!

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:41

  16. What an awe-inspiring sight! The huge buildings mirroring their surroundings give an openness to what otherwise might seem like a closed high-rise world. Very nice to be seeing all this with the help of a fellow blogger in person.

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:43

  17. Thank you for these wonderful shots!

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:48

  18. Hello, lovely views from the tower. The trees and shadows captures are cool. Awesome series of photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:59

  19. I’ve enjoyed all your posts from your trip to NYC. Beautiful photos! What an experience to be in that new Freedom Tower and see the views from there, and also to meet a fellow blogger.

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    May 2, 2016 at 19:35

  20. What an absolute treat for you. The photos are wonderful. 🙂

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    May 2, 2016 at 20:51

  21. Stirring photos, brings up a lot of emotions.

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    May 2, 2016 at 21:05

  22. Ela

    Amazing buildings and views !!
    Happy May !

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    May 2, 2016 at 21:19

  23. Stunning photos. I can’t image having that view everyday. Awesome!

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    May 2, 2016 at 21:26

  24. Beautiful, great pictures!

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    May 2, 2016 at 22:02

  25. I’ll bet that was nice – meeting another blogger like that. Lovely shots – those tall buildings and so moving, too.

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    May 2, 2016 at 23:03

  26. Hi,
    I like the way you captured the people as well as the pool. Prayers to all … memories of September 11!

    My other favorite is your photo with the trees, you are right, it is hard to tell the shadow from the tree.
    Amazing photos as always,
    Carla

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    May 2, 2016 at 23:15

  27. Lovely captures of NYC!

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    May 2, 2016 at 23:23

  28. Wow, wow and wow.
    What a brilliant perspective.
    And yay for blogging buddies.

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    May 2, 2016 at 23:56

  29. Stunning images with great perspectives… 🙂

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    May 3, 2016 at 00:01

  30. Beautiful photos. That Daryl is a sweetie even if she is a little ocd on water towers (just kidding)

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    May 3, 2016 at 00:04

    • Ha ha! I love her water tower shots! She is a lovely and generous person!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      May 3, 2016 at 05:33

  31. …and your photos are a treat!

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    May 3, 2016 at 00:12

  32. Wonderful pictures! I love the trees! I think I’d be very nervous about going up there.

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    May 3, 2016 at 00:47

  33. Hi! Many beautiful photos! I went to N.Y about 10 years ago. I want to go there again.

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    May 3, 2016 at 01:12

  34. What a treat! Beautiful pics! Love the perspective of the 9/11 memorial…and the trees and their shadows…fabulous!!!

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    May 3, 2016 at 03:05

  35. Al

    That is a truly spectacular view. I’m hoping to get to the Freedom Tower in my upcoming trip to NYC, I’ll see if I can fit it in between business. I’m not sure I’d like to see the pool from my office as it would remind me of those terrible events all the time.

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    May 3, 2016 at 03:27

  36. Pat

    When we visited NYC last summer we went to the observation deck inside the new tower–magnificent views, although I did miss the ability to go outside to see the views as we used to be able to do in the original Twin Tower. The 9-11 Museum is worth a visit too-I hope you were able to see that.

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    May 3, 2016 at 03:40

  37. Love these wide shots. Not sure what that reflection in the sky is. Those trees are a trip!

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    May 3, 2016 at 05:41

    • That is the reflection of the office lights (in the first shot).

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      May 3, 2016 at 06:02

  38. Great shot. Must be awesome to take photos from one of the skyscrapers.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    May 3, 2016 at 05:46

  39. immagini straordinarie che aprono ferite nell’animo

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    May 3, 2016 at 06:50

  40. I love the tree shadows photo! Creative!

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    May 3, 2016 at 06:51

  41. Wonderful pics

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    May 3, 2016 at 08:28

  42. What a wonderful collection of images!

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    May 3, 2016 at 08:39

  43. Exciting pictures !

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    May 3, 2016 at 09:51

  44. Wonderful shots! I love that portion that is difficult to tell which are the trees and the shadows. But what is that big square structure< is it a fountain?

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    May 3, 2016 at 10:11

    • It’s the foundation of one of the Twin Towers that was destroyed on 9/11.

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      May 3, 2016 at 10:17

  45. the towers are beautiful but the last shot’s amazing!!!

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    May 3, 2016 at 10:44

  46. You get always a little godlike feelings looking at the world from above. Real nice shots here. I like them.

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    May 3, 2016 at 12:43

  47. Fab shots from up high Fiona. Must have been super to meet Daryl, she’s so cool!

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    May 3, 2016 at 14:54

  48. such magnificent shots and views. i remember going all the way up one of the twin towers. way too high for me. i’m not a big fan of heights…

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    May 3, 2016 at 15:21

  49. I love to find reflections of trees that seem to blend the earth and water…beautiful photos!…:)JP

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    May 3, 2016 at 16:26

  50. Super shots of magnificent views, reflections, and shadows.

    Yoko

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    May 3, 2016 at 17:34

  51. Wonderful shots of Freedom Tower.

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    May 3, 2016 at 18:57

  52. Fantastic and creative shots and what a great friend to share the view with in NYC ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    May 3, 2016 at 19:01

  53. Incredible shots! I particularly like the trees and shadows.

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    May 3, 2016 at 19:54

  54. Fantastic views and snaps
    I particularly enjoyed the first photograph, where the reflection of lights(?) is very nicely captured the box formation from the contrails.
    Lovely!
    Have a Happy Week ahead, Lady Fi.
    Peace 🙂

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    May 3, 2016 at 20:22

  55. Those are very different views of the memorial. The reflection shots and the trees and their shadows are excellent. I will be in NY next week. A pity we were not there at the same time.

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    May 3, 2016 at 21:15

  56. dNambiar

    Wonderful sights, great shots. I’m sure it was overwhelming. 🙂

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    May 3, 2016 at 23:24

  57. Amazing captures! Love them all!

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    May 3, 2016 at 23:39

  58. Stunning photos, it looks a fantastic trip and how lovely to have friends on high to give you and us that unique perspective! On that note, you have won a trip to Australia!!! Well don’t get that excited you have won my LittleWanderingWren giveaway which might seem to be a long way to come for a mug, but think of all the fun you would have photographing Melbourne!!!! I am trying to find your e-mail address to discuss offline, but if not perhaps you would contact me via my e-mail contact on my blog?
    Many thanks
    Wren x

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    May 4, 2016 at 03:30

  59. Fantastic images, and I love the perspective!

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    May 4, 2016 at 03:39

  60. Amazing photography and insights from your experience at the Freedom Towers.

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    May 4, 2016 at 05:14

  61. Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers

    Beautiful shots, Fiona. The one with the trees is brilliant! Very interesting to see the pool from above. I took similar shots in the same place 26 years ago – looking down from one of the Twin Towers. Sadly, views that will never again be experienced except through photographs.

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    May 4, 2016 at 09:51

  62. that is an excellent view 🙂

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    May 4, 2016 at 11:42

  63. Magnificent sights, really great!

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    May 4, 2016 at 15:40

  64. It is always a treat to meet blogfriends in real life – and what wonderful views you caught!

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    May 4, 2016 at 18:39

  65. Wow what a view, amazing……..

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    May 4, 2016 at 19:53

  66. Excellent views! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    May 5, 2016 at 00:02

  67. Wow what a view, love the shot of the trees and their shadows

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    May 5, 2016 at 08:20

  68. Indeed, very impressive!

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    May 5, 2016 at 13:08

  69. this is views I never have seen before. So different and interesting. Love the pool 🙂

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    May 5, 2016 at 22:49

  70. Hi Lady Fi, Wonderful photos. I especially love the one of the trees and shadows!

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    May 6, 2016 at 13:29

  71. A very special blog post Fiona. Loved the perspective you brought from the Freedom Tower – a most gorgeous collection of images.

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    May 6, 2016 at 22:24

  72. Impressive here, makes me dizzy

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    May 8, 2016 at 18:32

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