Thursday, March 08, 2012

OKC Memorial #3-Reflecting Pool


The Reflecting Pool is located where 5th Street used to run in front of the Murrah Building.  Timothy McVeigh parked his truck in a handicapped spot approximately where the tree with the pedestrians are located on the right side of the photo.  He positioned it where it would do the most damage, locked the cab, and walked away.

What does the pool represent symbolically?
We see ourselves in this place—the face of someone changed forever by what happened here. The sound of the water is soothing, calming us, and allowing us to reflect. It also holds a position, from a bird’s eye view, of the place where 5th Street sloped upward to the East, in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

5 comments:

  1. Talk about mixed emotions...I get sick to my stomach thinking about all that and just looking at the tree, and then I'm uplifted by this pool and the beautiful reflections!

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  2. Magnificent reflection!I'm always happy visiting your beautiful blog, your pictures bring wonderful energies to us, thanks so much for sharing!
    hugs and a nice weekend,
    Léia

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