By Christina Allan
I heard that the makeshift Boston Marathon bombing memorial comes down on today (June 25), but as of Saturday I hadn't seen it yet. I finally got out there over the weekend and it was absolutely moving. Boston is my city, my home, and to see everyone come together like that and to see a memorial the size of this just form, seemingly out of nothing, is amazing. As far as I could see, life had resumed on Boylston Street, aside from the dozens of people silently milling about the hats and jerseys and running shoes, hundreds of running shoes, that lined a small section of Copley Square. At the finish line, a few tourists, or maybe locals, snapped pictures. It was settling to see the area back to "normal” and it made me so proud to be a Bostonian. Or a 45-minutes-south-of-the-city-Bostonian.-Christina Allan, June 25, 2013
To view more of Allan's pictures from her visit to Boylston Street click on Marathon Memorial Album.