Field of Empty Chairs by coffeebean

Oklahoma City National Memorial. This Field of Empty Chairs rests on the site where the Murrah Federal Building stood before a massive bomb exploded destroying the building on April 19 1995.
168 chairs rest here, one for each life lost. They are arranged in 9 rows representing the 9 floors of the building and placed according to where each victim was at the time of the blast. The 19 small chairs are for the children killed.
The Reflecting Pool here looks bottomless but is only three-quarters of an inch deep. It stretches along what was the street in front of the building.
A truly sacred place.

Featured in Oklahoma! group, RedBubble, June 2009

Hi my name is Jenny Stewart, I live in a small town called Geraldine in the South Island of New Zealand.
Photography inspires me and helps me really “see” so many wonderful things that are all about us.
I am an amateur photographer who loves this wonderful adventure with the camera and I would like to hopefully create a few memorable photos along the way.

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  • midzing
    midzingover 7 years ago

    Such a sad occasion, and although I live in australia, I remember…. yes a truely sacred place, you have captured it beautifully,,,

  • coffeebean
    coffeebeanover 7 years ago

    Thank you so much. Yes it certainly touched the world didn’t it and wow if you ever get the chance go there and visit, experience it. It is unbelievably uplifting as well as incredibly sad and the tour through the museum is a must, as you can imagine. Thanks for that.

  • Sharon A. Henson
    Sharon A. Hensonover 7 years ago

    I can truly understand this beautiful shot….I am a New Yorker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • coffeebean
    coffeebeanover 7 years ago

    Oh Sharon yes indeed you will… so sad. Thank you for your comments I really appreciate that.

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