Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2017
Next Century Publishing is pleased to announce the new book Russia Sheds Tears for Americans written by Marianne Troia.
"Russia Sheds Tears for Americans" is a collection of wonderful photographs and enlightening information on the history of a touching monument.
When tragedy strikes, people react in many different ways. For New Yorkers after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, there was an overwhelming sense of grief that was shared by much of the world as it watched helplessly. But there was also a sense of hope that arose when people of all races and nationalities came together to support one another.
Author Marianne Troia is a native New Yorker and witnessed this phenomenon first-hand. She relates her experiences and shares a discovery that she made in 2009. Some 9/11 memorials have been very well publicized, but she found one that seemed to fly just below the radar: “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism” or “The Tear Drop Memorial” erected in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Troia determined that the world needed to know about this monument and set about researching its origins. She found that the Tear Drop Memorial was a gift from the Russian government, created by artist Zurab Tsereteli, and dedicated in 2006.
A freelance photographer, Troia also took many beautiful photographs of the Tear Drop to fill the pages of Russia Sheds Tears for America. You can see it from every angle and really admire the craftsmanship and artistry as well as the surroundings.
The monument itself is something to behold at 100 feet tall. The tower is designed to look as though it is split by a jagged opening with a large, 40-foot-tall, nickel-plated teardrop hanging inside. One of the most interesting photos is a close-up of the tear and the shining reflections around it (which include other installations on the site).
“I heard about this memorial,” Mariane Troia states, “It was about ten minutes from my house. I started taking pictures and when I got home and was looking through them I thought ‘Wow’ this is something I have to share.”
Marianne Troia is a retired teacher who worked for the New York City Department of Education for 31 years. She is a freelance photographer and a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the Gateway Photographers of Staten Island. Marianne is also a photographer and videographer for the Five Flags Company Inc.
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