Photo by liz west Flickr page - Lennon grunge portrait: https://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/9572637336/in/photolist-fzUgzj-uNFqpw-xeZQj9-quZjYS-596jSC-dBn1iE-aR8sLk-mYWbqE-cXi2gm-a4WjQm-dh27dZ-aR8srn-aR8sgi-aR8s8P-aR8rpP-aR8rfM-6Kk1G6-aR8kq2-5B4T7h-3jnfq2-4qAGhJ-4EhYdv-8veeuh-8TqY36-oArrmb-oAr1dV-8HG4T9-8TtWKN-aR8idi-99kHdn-dAy2tP-oSW1Pr-8TqXYp-8Tu4gL-NkSxj-6Mehwp-bsiyx3-bsiyFy-4G1P6Z-ed8K7d-ejgJEC-ed8WCJ-7mDrJW-6FAcvT-4B8umA-4Bgr9z-bsiyZd-8TqY16-roXpY3-5V3oaa
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Andrew Huddart's Flickr page - "Imagine Monument", Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York City: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyhud/4620867703/in/photolist-83k9YP-83oh7m-4c5uNe-wbx7DQ-4PD7QG-6N4moE-92K7q-qppYj4-rVuX2W-4YuGb4-7Jqp1n-4h4STc-7yg5n5-91kE8q-4c9sew-3nbnzX-579yKa-6UN97p-5wRyFC-d59NvS-K1ou-7x5uXS-7x1FWc-apWyxj-apTRta-bsGZZY-6TtziP-ayjxEC-oAr1dV-oArrmb-xtS6C-qZLhDz-7x4W2h-dFrgbM-oSW1Pr-DVpav-DVpbV-5PgXK6-dKgKt-86dki8-665W6R-6GfUYn-5ms3sU-5NdeEV-7DKQNH-3ggeVV-4hCfhm-4E1qDd-5hzAFJ-qrQxr
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Imagine happening to be somewhere just before something huge happens. I think about that every now and then, since my mom was working in the financial district near Wall Street and the nearby World Trade Center for years. She stopped working there very early in September of 2001. A week and a half after she moved on from that position, two planes hit the World Trade Center, killing thousands and changing the world. She probably would have been okay, because she did not work in the Twin Towers, or anything. But she would have been there on that long day, and surely would never have forgotten what she saw.
Well, there is a man who had just such an experience, and it changed his life. He is longtime New Jersey resident Paul Goresh, and he was in New York City on December 8, 1980. More than simply being in the city on that fateful day, he took the last picture of John Lennon before the music legend and peace activist was murdered later that day. Even more shocking, he got a picture of Lennon next to his eventual killer.
This is a fascinating story, and I recommend clicking on the link below if you are interested to find out more:
N.J. man who took last photo of John Lennon recalls tragedy by Anthony G. Attrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, December 07, 2015: