Ground Zero. There are few words as powerful as those. It is hard to believe that September 11, 2016 marks the 15th Anniversary of the day that the World changed.
If you have not visited the Footprints nor the National 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero, you should. It is both powerful and emotional to see it in person. It honors those who were lost and remembers them with dignity.
The barricades are down and you no longer need to make reservations to visit. There is a fee to visit the Museum, but they offer free tickets on Tuesdays (expect a long line). Photography without a flash is allowed in all areas except for the Historical Exhibition. The Historical Exhibition is very emotional to walk through. It is organized into three parts: the calm before the attack, the events of 9/11, and the Aftermath. Each part offers videos, photos and artifacts to reflect. You can read more about the Memorial and Museum at the official site. Additional photos inside the Museum are available in Part 2 of this article.
All photos were take with the Canon 7D Mark II and Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8