Boston is my home.
The Boston Marathon runs through the streets of my city.
Its finish line is 7 picturesque blocks from my Back Bay home.
Patriot’s Day 2013, I’m far away visiting family when I learn of the Boston Marathon bombing. In disbelief I watch news reports on a crime scene made up of intimately familiar places from my daily life. Reading a commentary this morning, I’m reminded that Boston never surrenders and, wishing I were home, I relive walks through Boston in my mind and images and remember why I so easily surrendered my heart to this great town which I now proudly call home.
This image keeps me company today… September 11th last year, an unexpected turn brought me to a single piece of paper left in the Garden of Remembrance to honor victims of terrorist tragedy. It’s message only grows more powerful with time.
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The Garden of Remembrance, memorial for Massachusetts family members lost September 11th.
Photograph originally taken September 11 2012, the Public Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts USA
Posted here April 17 2013, 2 days after bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 35mm, Exposure 1/50 sec at f/11, ISO 100