Last week, I waited anxiously for Hurricane Sandy to arrive here. Though western and central Jamaica were spared miraculously, when Sandy changed course, the eastern side bore the brunt of the damage and large parts of it are now disaster areas.
This week, I’ve been glued to the television, once again feeling powerless, switching from one channel to the next, looking in absolute disbelief at the images from my other home, New York City. Thankfully, so far, everyone I’ve been in touch with is fine. But my city isn’t.
Sandy has done for the east coast what Katrina did for New Orleans – put a bookmark at what was. But we all know it’ll take more than a hurricane to crush the spirit that is the wonderful city of New York. Without a doubt, a stronger city will emerge.
In the meantime, to replace the images I have in my head, I went in search of photos I have of my City before Hurricane Sandy paid her this unwelcomed visit.
This is my submission to Travel Photo Thursday, which is organized by Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox. Be sure to head over and check out more photos from locations around the world.