Monday, September 12, 2011

Two Thousand Nine Hundred And Ninty Six Flags

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Flags On Art Hill 1

A group of people planted 2,996 flags Saturday on Art Hill, the great bowl in Forest Park. It was build in memory of those who died on 9/11. The sight was overwhelming.

I've heard it will be up through the coming weekend. Locals, this is a must see.

Flags On Art Hill 2

Flags On Art Hill 4


Flags On Art Hill 5

13 comments:

Oakland Daily Photo said...

3000 is just a number until you see how many that really is. This looks like a very moving display.

Olivier said...

la photo no 3, je l'adore, un bel hommage et avec ces enfants : un espoir pour demain

Steffe said...

Very touching.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This certainly helps visualize the personal losses. Each flag should be multiplied to represent the spouses, parents, children and siblings of those whose loss has left such a hole in the heart of the survivors.

William Kendall said...

Those are amazing pictures, very striking.

And entirely appropriate for the day.

Sally- San Francisco said...

Thank you for posting, Bob. I read the article in the Post last week describing what was planned. I really appreciate your pictures of a beautiful tribute. In Union City, CA, there is a beautiful memorial for hereos of Flight 93. We must never forget.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes it's only when you see an actual sight like this that the number becomes more of a reality. Excellent pictures Bob.

JM said...

All shots are great but the perspective at the bottom is amazing. I agree with Perth as to the number becoming more of a reality. Impressive!

Jack said...

Excellent, Bob. I have seen similar displays with smaller flags, but with full-size flags, the effect must be awesome.

Sharon said...

Wow, what an amazing sight!

Virginia said...

A magnificent memorial and you caught it perfectly B.
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Kate said...

A field of flags...what could be more symbolic!

nathalie (Avignon) said...

What a sight - no doubt it was an emotional one.