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Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
I've given as much commentary as I care to publicly in my previous post, so these are just some of the other pictures taken while exploring some of the campus in the cold and in a bit of a rush.
Learning Resource Center
Learning Resource Center, Self-Portrait
Some last bits of pictures from
the Tulsa trip
|Trinity Episcopal Church-Downtown||Red Doors Just Plain Rock|
|Biscuit. Gravy. Happy.||Seriously, a Sushi "Train"|
Oklahoma City National Memorial
My visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and the wonderful museum (yes, those are 4 different great links to the memorial) touched me beyond what my inadequate words can express, other than to say that the amount of class, respect, love, reverence, honor and hope with which it was done was compelling enough that I'll remember it forever. Definitely allow 2 hours for the museum. Pictures were not allowed inside the museum, but I was able to take many of the outdoor memorial itself.
|Entry to Memorial, same message from either gate|| Oklahoma Centennial Clock at |
Memorial dedicated Jan 14, 2008
| Children's Area with hand|
|Statue at St Joseph Old Cathedral with inscription "Jesus Wept." Memorial and Museum in background.||The Memorial Fence where visitors still continue to leave various tokens expressing heartbreak and hope. These items are periodically removed and cataloged, and some are used in |
9:01 Gate, representing the innocence before the
|Reflecting Pool between Gates of Time|
9:03 Gate, representing healing following the attack
Field of Empty Chairs: 9 rows representing the 9 floors and laid out in a way similar to the
blast pattern near the middle of the building. The daycare on the 2nd floor
is the reason for so many smaller chairs representing the children who died that day.
|Written on Journal Record Building by rescuers||Field of Empty Chairs and Reflecting Pool (a photo repost from |
|Field of Empty Chairs with 9:01 Gate and Survivor Tree in background|
|Survivor Tree, inscription facing Rescuers' Orchard reads: "To the courageous and caring who responded from near and far, we offer our eternal gratitude."||Survivor Tree and Journal Record Building||Survivor Tree, inscription facing visitors reads: "The spirit of this city and this nation will not be defeated; our deeply rooted faith sustains us."|
|Information at 9:01 Gate Entrance|
|Map showing site before bombing||Map showing same site, now a sad but beautiful memorial|