A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

Week 1 -#49. Where The ____ Meets The Sky


The Oculus, known as the new World Trade Center transportation hub, is located in lower Manhattan on the site of the World Trade Center and is indeed a strangely designed glass and steel structure.  It officially opened to the public in March, 2016. At a cost of 4 Billion Dollars, when completed it will serve daily commuters and visitors from around the world. During the next few weeks, I will post a few more photos representing different views of the Oculus which I think satisfy other 52-Week themes, but today I am sharing this photo which I took from the back side.  As I walked on the street behind the Oculus, I turned around and gazed in amazement when I saw “where the Freedom beacon meets the sky.”

Oculus DSC_3771


Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

16 thoughts on “Week 1 -#49. Where The ____ Meets The Sky

  1. Wow, a really cool shot — well done!

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  2. Nice shot.
    When I was there in May, there was still a lot of chainlink and plywood barriers around the base – so you could only photograph it from a distance so it didn’t look opened, though we approached it from a different side/street than you. I didn’t get the name of the building, so thank you for providing that. It was interesting to photograph.

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    • Work is still in progress on the Oculus; therefore, the chainlink fence and plywood barriers are still in place. It’s such an unusual structure and I was determined to find a way to get around/over the barriers. I’m glad you liked the photo.


  3. How perfect for the theme .. how lovely and clear the sky is. what a building!

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  4. Mary Nell I love that angle! Looks like you were busy on your trip I look forward to more of your photos! But we did take the award winning photo on the plane lol 🙂


    • Thanks, Roxana. I did take many photos while in NYC so definitely the next few weeks of posts will be from there. Oh gosh, my throat was sore by the time I got off the plane. I cannot recall ever talking that much! What a coincidence that our seats were next to each other.

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  5. You do have a great eye. Gary

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  6. Great shot. What a spectacular building. Looking forward to seeing more of it.


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