While in New York City last weekend for a wedding, I visited the 9/11 museum. It is a "must see."
The museum is full of disturbing artifacts from that horrible day. Rooms full of
photos, displays and videos illustrate the events in NYC, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.
But, what the museum does best is to bring home the important understanding that
nearly 3,000 innocent, living humans were destroyed on that day.
Real people. Sons of grieving parents. Wives of devastated husbands. Parents of sad children.
A central room has a photograph of each victim on the four outside walls, with
locator kiosks and an interior room where room-size audio-visual remembrances of
the victims can be displayed. Photography is not permitted inside the room.
This is a case in which I think a photography prohibition is an appropriate and respectful measure.
I thought a wide angle photograph from outside the room would help to illustrate
what you would find there, without violating the privacy of victims' families.
Go there if you can.