Humanity Triumphs in the End

Throughout history, people have found new and different ways to inflict pain and suffering on one another. Unfortunately, we have seen too many of these throughout our lifetime, but at the same time, we have seen the very best of people in response to these atrocities. When we saw that this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge was Good and Bad, we had several thoughts about what represented such a theme. In the end, we ended up thinking about the good and bad of our human species. Just recently we went to Nuremberg and visited the court house where the Nazi war criminals were prosecuted and brought to justice. Having been to the holocaust museum in Washington D.C., it was somewhat surreal to step back in time revisit such a historic site where we, as a global community, stepped up and brought evil to justice. Even more poignant for ourselves was visiting the September 11 Memorial in New York. To see how first responders and others sacrificed in the face of such unimaginable hatred is as humbling as any experience could ever be. Photographs will certainly not capture the depth of the emotion, but here are a couple of images of these two special places that remind us not only of the bad things that people are capable of, but more importantly, of the good that arises to overcome any evil in our societies.

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Inside of the Nuremberg Court House

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One of the Fire Trucks from September 11

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View of the Nuremberg Court House

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Photograph of a Photograph from the 9/11 Memorial

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Another View of the Nuremberg Court House

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Infinity Pool at the September 11 Memorial

 

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10 Responses to Humanity Triumphs in the End

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Humanity does triumph in the end. Thanks for posting.

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  2. We’ll be in NYC in April and plan on seeing the 9/11 memorial. I’ve heard it’s quite moving.

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have chosen your post to be featured on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
    http://wp.me/p3ZTqs-5Jm
    I sure hope you have a fabulous week!

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  5. micketalbot says:

    Congratulations for having your post featured by Cee on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. Well done,

    Mick

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