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The view across the Charles River from Boston’s Back Bay is dominated by MIT’s Green Building, the tallest building in Cambridge. When I took this photograph September 11 2011, its windows had been “hacked” to display the US flag and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon bombings. On April 15 2013, this flag waved again in tribute to that day’s victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Sadly, 3 nights later MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed by the bombers. I post this image now in his memory and the memory of all victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

All proceeds from sales of Boston Strong images will be donated to The One Fund “to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.”
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts US
Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF28-135 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 127mm, Exposure 1/4 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 1 year ago

    Description  by Owed to Nature

    The view across the Charles River from Boston’s Back Bay is dominated by MIT’s Green Building, the tallest building in Cambridge. When I took this photograph September 11 2011, its windows had been “hacked” to display the US flag and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon bombings. On April 15 2013, this flag waved again in tribute to that day’s victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Sadly, 3 nights later MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed by the bombers. I post this image now in his memory and the memory of all victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts US


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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    l hope the flags will never have to be displayed again for an event like this xx

  • Perfectly said. Thank you Lynn!

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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Wonderful tribute – like Lynn, let us hope that it is never displayed again !

  • Many Thanks Mattie. Yes, Lynn is not only generous, thoughtful and talented but absolutely right… Amen! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    Do you see that from where you live??? Nice capture…We should get together for a photo shoot sometimes!
    May I should take the bus to Boston…don’t like driving there I’d get confused in the city…my daughter loves to drive in places like Boston etc…lol

  • Brownstones on Beacon Street block my view but were I able to see through those buildings, yes, this would be my view out back. But I’m a block from the Mass Ave footbridge that leads to the river so I walk here often. When it comes to driving, you’re still better than me… I don’t drive in Massachusetts at all, don’t have a car just hiking boots. ;-) Next couple months I’m out/in/out of town a lot but we keep saying we’ll meet up, maybe this summer we finally can? Thank you Lorraine and whenever you (and your daughter if she’d like to drive you in) would like a walking tour of town, let me know!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Lou-Garew
    Lou-Garewover 1 year ago

    So sad that this needs to be displayed again…love and prayers to the victims in Boston from Edmonton, Canada.

  • Inspiring tribute for such a senseless tragedy. At least this evil has been captured and our attentions can be better focused on the victims and their families. On behalf of my city, thank you Lou for your thoughtful and kind words. ;-) …Sylvia

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  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    Living so close to Manhattan, I am still traumatized by the terrorist attacks and knowing people that died that day. I generally pass by on any artwork that mentions it. Although I know people want to pay tribute to those that died, it is still scary and painful for me. Your image stood out though, it is beautiful, and is a beautiful tribute to those that were killed and injured in Boston. Why can’t we just all live in peace.

  • Tori – Thank You… 2 words seem too small to hold the gratitude I now send you. You profoundly touch my heart to fill the emptiness left by unthinkable, senseless acts of others. Sounds like you and I similarly turn away from more public tributes to define our own way. But September 11th drew me to others and its power to drive our purest hopes for peace and love endures undaunted. I live within blocks of the Marathon finish line but have been out of town. It’s been so hard having to experience events in my neighborhood through the eyes of the media. Sharing these images seems my only way to reach out to my home. I’m so very grateful and touched to find graceful spirits like yours along the way. Thank You Tori. “No more hurting people. Peace.” …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so very much POP’s… Sylvia

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  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented love the colour nice framing a fav

  • Thank you Bonita for your lovely words and thoughtfulness. Though I may have chosen the framing, dusk takes all the credit for the inspiring and natural backdrop of color. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

  • Thank You! …Sylvia

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  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 1 year ago

    What a great tribute to the people of Boston.

  • Thank you Di. Such a privilege to have this image and tribute honored and shared. Heartfelt appreciation… Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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