I cannot help putting this photograph, although I would not have chosen it had the towers still been there. The use of Ektachrome film gives a contrast and a texture that has disappeared on today's images. It is not as sharp and detailed as digital imaging, the dynamic range is more compressed naturally. Here again, I can determine that it was indeed late morning. Two things strike me there : the beautiful architectural detailing of the tower with these kind of interwoven ogival grids for the windows. It is richer than plain reflecting tainted glass so common on more recent buildings. And there is another thing that I can see along the shores of the Hudson river : the Lakawana ferry station in its green copper art deco coating. I used to take the ferry whenever I came to New York since I often stayed in New Jersey. I much preferred the ferry to the train, although it was slower. Boarding in Hoboken, the boat arrived at the foot of the Twin Towers and it was always a magic moment. Due to my size, the edge of the tower is exactly at the same level as the horizon line. It disturbs the composition and I would probably have tried to improve on that, if I had thought this shot was anything other than a testimony of my presence there, like too many tourist shots. And I cannot even say that I will do it better next time.