I heard it on the radio and then on every television station that I turned to, a bombing had happened in Boston. No one knew what was happening, the news stations all had the same exact information and local residents were finding out more from friends and family live on the scene.
Photos and posts streamed out over facebook and the only new information that was coming in were from peoples videos and photos on Boylston Street. We all waited and prayed. The following day I headed out to Boston and took photos around the Boylston Street, Newbury Street area. I returned the following week for two days and took more photos. The city felt more like a small town that week.
The photos here are from the day after the bombing as well as the following week at the memorial and then moving to the new memorial. I have a video of the memorial being moved here.
I spent a good majority of the time walking around to the various barricades on Boylston Street and where some of the bombing had happened. You could see from afar where the cleanup crews were scrubbing the sides walks and picking up the trash. A good deal of the trash was being saved as evidence in huge piles.
Military, state and local police guarded Boston for quite some time after it happened. It was a very strange experience. I hope these pictures help some people see all the love and kindness that poured out of Boston last year.
During the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at 2:49 pm EDT (18:49 UTC), killing 3 people and injuring 264 others. The bombs exploded about 13 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart, near the finish line on Boylston Street. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took over the investigation, and on April 18, released photographs and surveillance video of two suspects.The suspects were identified later that day as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Marathon_bombings)