The Hudson, and Twin Towers

It was a warm June day in 2000 at the time this photo was taken.  The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line was just a couple months old.  The train in this photo is turning sharply to the north, to run along Hudson St.  Beyond is a plot of riverfront being readied for new development; and further on is the river, with a sailboat off to the left.  Across the water lies Manhattan, and the massive "forever" presence of the towers of the World Trade Center. 

But for a disabled train, cleared by the time of this picture, I would not have been walking here that day, and I would not have had the opportunity to capture this scene -- a scene too soon and forevermore impossible to duplicate.

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