Photographs of the "World Trade Towers" by Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz ... (Before 9/ 11)

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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz in NYC 1982

 

Vegas Bob found some old photographs when he was in New York City back in 1982, and he wants to share then with you because the "World Trade Towers" are in the photos.

Back in 1982 VB was in Manhattan with the John Robert Powers Modeling Agency competing in modeling competitions with other models around the United States.

This was a very "Happy Time" for VB and yes I did go to the top of the "World Trade Towers" and Robert Swetz was fascinated by the views of New York City. I also took a ferry out to the "Statue of Liberty" and that's where this photo (above) was taken.

I am sharing this post with everyone because 9/ 11 is around the corner, and before 9/ 11 Vegas Bob remembers NYC like the photographs on this post. VB continues to pray for the children and families that were lost in 9/ 11 and for all the survivors ...

 

Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz in NYC 1982

 

The photographs on this post where taken from old photos I found in a photo album so they are a fuzzy/ unclear, but they still send a message ...

 

Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz in NYC 1982

 

Vegas Bob would like to wish everyone a wonderful weekend, and I hope these photos can help American's to remember how devastating terrorism can be ...

"GOD BLESS AMERICA"

 Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz  9-10-2011

 

        Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz in NYC 1982

 

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VB, LOVE the photos...you have done so much in your life and seen so many great places already!

Sep 10, 2011 03:08 AM #10
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Hello Aida and no we shouldn't get tired of talking about 9/ 11 and or let our guards down!

And Endre ... those darn "Spammers"! ... Are you getting Spammed at AR? I checked my box at AR so they can't leave comments, it gets to irritating.

Hello Wallace and that is very interesting that your mother was a model at JRP. When I was in NYC I met the VIP at The Ford Modeling Agency, Mrs. Ford and she went through my portfolio and suggested I go to Acting School.

And Silvia ... thank you so much for stopping by, it's always a pleasure when you visit VB!

Hello Joan and yes it is a special weekend and let's not forget ...

And Michelle ... the "World Trade Towers" were fascinating and there was a elevator that could hold up to 30 people that would go up and down in a matter of seconds ... it was a fun ride!

Hello Sally and thanks ... VB's modeling career ending because he was a stubborn young lad and insisted on becoming a High Fashion Runway Model. Being only 5'10 this was not tall enough to be a High Fashion Runway Model. When I was at the Ford Modeling Agency Mrs Ford suggested I go to Acting School and I never did, I still kick myself in the rear end for not going ... if I had it would have changed my life!

And my dear friend Kristin ... VB has done many very exciting things in his life, and I have been told I should right a book about my life!

VB ;o)

 

Sep 10, 2011 03:30 AM #11
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incredible photos....  I was on vacation in NYC in September of 2000.  As I was leaving the city to return home, I remember looking back through the cab window and seeing the Trade Center, all lit up and magnificent.  I said "Goodbye New York", not knowing the special meaning that would have for me a year later.

Sep 10, 2011 04:30 AM #12
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Hello Eric and you are right ... just as VB had no idea that when I was on top of the "World Trade Towers" it would be the one & only time!

VB ;o)

Sep 10, 2011 04:59 AM #13
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These are great pictures.  Having grown up in NY, I remember this well.   I even took a few depositions in the towers and had dinner there through the years.  There is a very old church next door with a cemetary dating to the 1600s.  

Thanks for posting these.  They bring back a lot of memories.

Sep 10, 2011 07:37 AM #14
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Hello Elyse and I think I remember going to this church when I was there, and taking several photos.

VB ;o)

Sep 10, 2011 07:45 AM #15
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Beautiful pictures. Sad as can be what happened that fateful day

Sep 10, 2011 02:01 PM #16
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Hi Bob~ Good to see photos of the buildings standing. I went to the top of the World Trade Center thirty some years ago, strolled in Central Park, climbed steps in the Statue of Liberty, and loved my country with strength and conviction, as I do to this day. 

Thanks for sharing memories of a different time.

Best regards from Seattle,

Sep 10, 2011 04:53 PM #17
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Hello Tom and thanks for stopping by Tom ...

And Judi, going to the top of the "World Trade Towers" was quite amazing and very high. Thanks for stopping by and this post needs to be re-posted/ re-blogged on 9/ 11

VB ;o)

Sep 10, 2011 05:52 PM #18
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VB, not sure how many modeling competitions you could have won with that T-shirt!!! :0)....

Your pictures almost look unreal, it's amazing looking at pictures of the WTC just how much larger they were compared to all the other buildings around them.....most of the buidlings around them were not even half their size.  That day affected countless numbers of people around the world and affected us all in some fashion..no guess on my lizard post, i guess I will have to post the answer.

Sep 10, 2011 08:13 PM #19
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Thanks for sharing your photos with us, VB. I worked in NY city when we still lived on Long Island. The WTC was being built when we left so I never got to see it.

Sep 11, 2011 01:15 AM #20
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Hello John and that is very funny, on the front of my shirt is a photo of David Bowie from his "Young Americans" album back then ... Bowie became the first musical Billionaire in history around 10 years ago.

And Toni, thanks for stopping by and it looks like VB saw it for you and many others!

VB ;o)

Sep 11, 2011 02:53 AM #21
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V.B. Thanks for sharing your photos and story. It is amazing how fast time goes by but an even faster realization of what was lost.

I still need to get back there to see what was.

Enjoy the day

Sep 11, 2011 04:15 AM #22
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Hello Don ... thanks for stopping by and I have not been back to NYC since my last visit!

VB ;o)

Sep 11, 2011 04:55 AM #23
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Michelle's post brought me over.  What a wonderful set of photographs. You were rocking the camera way back when.  What a beautiful tribute for the day!  Thank you.

Sep 11, 2011 09:15 AM #24
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Those are some very memorable photographs VB.  You are absolutely correct, terrorism is devestating and we are forever changed because of it.  

Sep 11, 2011 09:37 AM #25
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VB, these are very powerful photos of the Twin Towers. We are watching the replay on the History Channel. It is chilling. let us never forget the horror of that day. Let us always honor the memories of those who gave their lives and their families who remain.

Sharon

Sep 11, 2011 03:17 PM #26
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Hello Carla and thank you so much for stopping by and VB started taking photographs when he was 15 years old when I got my first camera for my birthday.

And Brenda, so glad you could stop by ... "Thanks"

Hello Sharon ... it has been a while since VB has seen your smiling face, thanks for stopping!

VB ;o)

Sep 11, 2011 06:21 PM #27
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Hey VB:) Thanks for sharing yes I connected with Bob at AR and he gave me the "secret" how to stop the spammers:) I immediately posted it for everyone to see:)) how to stop it that is....

Sep 12, 2011 08:19 PM #28
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Great photos of the memory and thanks for sharing it, I enjoy the first pic of the post very much.

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