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139/365: North tower reflecting pool at the WTC memorial. This day started relatively late with a lunch at the famous Katz’s restaurant. And we sinned badly. Don’t tell anyone! 😉 Then we went down to Lower Manhattan where we had a beautiful view on the Hudson River, Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty. And then some less enjoyable things. We went along Wall Street, which to me by now is just a symbol for capitalism gone mad, injustice and inequality. So, not much time wasted here. In the late afternoon we visited the 9/11 memorial again and also the Memorial museum where we stayed until they closed at 8pm. And this museum left a bitter taste in our mouths. It’s no question that this was a horrible day especially for those who died or lost someone they knew and/or loved. And it’s good to remember this. But using this once again to justify their wars is just disgusting. There are endless rooms and exhibits on all these individual tragedies. You can’t help but feeling terribly sorry for these people. And after that you’re in a room that’s like: “well, and here are the bad guys and that’s why we needed to start all these wars”. I just have too many mixed feelings about these events and their repercussions and this museum just re-confirmed my contempt of the US government. Crossposted from blog.danielpietzsch.com/post/119532306873/139-365-north-t….

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