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Where were you when you heard about the September 11 attacks? Penny took this photo of the north tower of the World Trade Centre shortly after Flight 11 struck on September I was standing at the window taking photos of the view when I Travel partner wanted with romance the sound of the plane approaching. It seemed normal at first until in a few split seconds it turned into a roar, followed by a massive explosion.
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People were throwing whatever they could out of the windows - tables, water coolers. I could see them hanging out of windows, then to my horror I realised people were beginning to jump to their death rather than being burned alive. What a terrible choice to have to make.
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And there was nothing I, or as it turned out, anyone else, could do to help. I saw what I'm pretty sure was a policeman killed by a person who fell on.
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Penny says: "There is a dead man about the middle of this shot of the courtyard below my hotel. He's wearing a pink shirt and white pants. I switched on the television to see if there was anything on the news.
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Up until that point I thought it was an accident. Then suddenly as I watched it live, like millions of other people, I heard the second plane come screaming in.
The explosion was a lot bigger and closer and our building shook. I suddenly realised something was very wrong.
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People came streaming out of their rooms, panicked and fighting to Ladies want casual sex Smyrna Tennessee into the lift, which was packed by. An announcement came over the loudspeaker to evacuate immediately. It seemed like an eternity for the elevator to get down to the ground because it stopped at every floor and people were pushed back as they tried to crush their way in.
In the foyer we were ushered out a side door and I was grateful I had grabbed my sandals, as there was debris on the ground.
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User submitted: Penny We ran up a side street and I recall being astonished that people were just standing there, mesmerised by what they were seeing. I've thought about why since then and I think they were so shocked to see those buildings, which were so familiar to them and part of the New York landscape, attacked and burning.
It was personal to. But my every instinct was to get as far away from the towers and all the other buildings as I. On the streets people were standing around people with mobile phones getting updates and we heard there were more planes hijacked and on the way.
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Eventually a police boat came and evacuated us from Manhattan.
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I've tried to connect with other Australians who were there on that day and will be attending the interfaith memorial service at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney on the 10th anniversary of the attack.