Same Spot, Different Photo: Daughter Mirrors Mother’s NYC Trip

Same Spot, Different Photo: Daughter Mirrors Mother’s NYC Trip

At left: Marcela Segovia’s mother in front of the Twin Towers in 1993. At right: Marcela Segovia in front of One World Trade Center in 2015. Photos courtesy of Marcela Segovia.

In 1993, Marcela Segovia’s mother traveled around New York City taking photos of herself with famous landmarks, including the Twin Towers. Twenty-two years later, her daughter sought out to recreate the same trip, and photos, that her mother had experienced.

Segovia, 19, recently completed a one year stint living in New York and during her stay, she visited the World Trade Center just as her mother did when she was 19 years old. Segovia said when she approached the 9/11 Memorial, she noticed that there was one photo of her mother’s that she could not recreate.

At top: New York City skyline in 1993. At bottom: New York City skyline in 2015. Photos courtesy of Marcela Segovia.

"When my mom took her picture, it was 1993 and she got a picture with the Twin Towers. Now 22 years after that, I can take a picture in almost the same spot, but not with the same building," Segovia told the 9/11 Memorial.

Her photos not only capture the feeling of standing with the Twin Towers, but also how the towers highly impacted the NYC skyline.

By Claire Gallo, 9/11 Memorial