new york zero

Raising the Flag at Ground Zero is a photograph by Thomas E. Franklin of The Record (Bergen County, NJ), taken on September 11, 2001. The picture shows three New York City firefighters raising the American flag at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center, following the September 11 attacks.

Nothing symbolizes America post 9/11 better than this photo. 

9/11 Memorial - New York City, USA

Encompassing 110,000 square feet of space, the 9/11 Memorial Museum was built to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on both September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The memorial cost $USD700 million to build, with funds being collected through both private and public donations. The museum presents 23,000 images, 10,300 artifacts, 500 hours of moving images and 1,970 oral histories. 

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood.

anonymous asked:

What do you think ever since new York is about? I feel a little stupid but I can't make sense of the lyrics

Well, it’s open to interpretation really like Harry said but mine is this one:

You know when you have to face adversitiy in your life, you have periods of hopelessness. Sometimes you get really depressed, feeling like you’re trapped and that there is no way out. I think this song was written in one of these moments. I t doesn’t mean Harry didn’t get out of of his funk after, there’s bound to be ups and downs in the shitty situation Harry and Louis are in, really.

Tell me something, tell me something
You don’t know nothing, just pretend you do
I need something, so tell me something new

This is about frustration. You can feel his anger here. And when you feel desperate you lash out, it’s only natural and very much human to do so. It doesn’t mean you blame your significant other for all the shit you’re going through. My guess is that babygate was supposed to be over a million years ago and that it didn’t. Either this verse addressed to Louis or one of their handlers, Anyway it’s totally understandable. 

Choose your words ‘cause there’s no antidote
For this curse or what’s in waiting for
Must desert you just before you go

This is to me a clear hint to their closet (the curse)  and the way it straining on their relationship. Remember something (because I’m sure this will get me shit), couples have bad years (not bad days mind). It doesn’t mean they stop loving each other or that they have resentment between them, but it’s naive to think that they never fought about the way to handle it or were always on the same wavelength all the time about it. I believe this song is about one of these moments. (and yes I believe they have worked through it).

Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know

When you have the same argument over and over again with your partner and you feel like you’re trapped, this is something you’re bound to say

Brooklyn saw me, empty avenues
There’s no water inside this swimming pool
Almost over, that’s enough from you

This one fucked me up so bad omg. This screams despair (glass half empty analogy, almost over that’s enough for you– I almost hear us scream “END IT” in the background vocals)

It’s like he’s saying “stop with your wishful thinking, be realistic”, it’s like witnessing one of their arguments and this is why it’s painful for me.

I’ve been praying, I never did before
Understand I’m talking to the walls
And I’ve been praying ever since New York

In this moment, there is no way out, no silver lining, the glass is half empty. No one is singing “Just Hold On” here. It’s the lowest of the lowest point. But remember something, once you reached rock bottom, there’s only one way to go: UP. (I believe other songs will feature this topic heavily on the album: the silver lining, just like it shows in the way he wrote in 1D albums.)

Bottomline, I believe something happened in New York, maybe this is where they learned Babygate had to go on for much longer than anticipated? I really don’t know. But what I do know is that the song is about one of the lowest points in Harry’s life and that it’s the only song he wrote without a silverlining somewhere. 

Kinda New York inspired prompts part zero
  1. ”We found a tiny earth ball in the Hudson.”
    ”Oh my God, tell me you didn’t fish it out.”
  2. I grew up in New York, dude. I’ve been licked in a subway.
  3. I just want central AC to work for once!
  4. “I know, don’t need to tell me that I’m late, Lance.”
    “Was it that movie set on 74th street?”
  5. “You are letting him buy you a drink?”
    “Look, decent cocktails here are like 14 bucks..”
    “So you’re using him?”
    “Yes”
  6. Tell me i didn’t walk 30 blocks in heels, in the fucking rain, just for this shit?