Matthew Ireland snapped the traffic on Boylston Street last night.
Also visiting Copley Square last night: Rhea Becker, who reports on the impromptu memorials that sprung up around the bombing sites:
[G]roups of people quietly huddled around one of the bombing sites; a woman painting an inspirational ‘Boston Strong’ message in a store window; and a large memorial (bouquets of flowers, stuffed animals, hand-drawn posters) that was taken off the street and placed on Copley Square for the public to view.
Copyright Matthew Ireland. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Southiegirl captured the scene on the Zakim this afternoon, when police stopped traffic as the Biden motorcade departed the memorial for MIT police officer Sean Collier.
Stephanie Giunta captured the crowd outside Marathon Sports at lunchtime, around the time a concert was going on inside the BPL in Copley Square.
To try to lure more people back, Mayor Menino announced this afternoon that meters will be free between Arlington Street and Mass. Ave. and adjacent to the Public Garden now through Sunday.
Michael Ratty spotted this message to Martin Richard in the new memorial in Copley Square park today.
Roving UHub photographer Bosfiddle was up at 3:30 a.m., in time to watch DPW crews remove barriers blocking Boylston at Hereford. He also spotted a new window on Marathon Sports, scene of the first bomb blast:
Greg Hum, who took this photo, reports:
Car turning corner plows row of parked cars at Erie and Pearl St. in Cambridge.
The firefight between the two suspects and police happened right outside Andrew Kitzenberg's house.
After witnessing shots being fired I promptly ran up the stairs to my 3rd floor bedroom to distance myself a little further away from the gunfire. As I ran into my room, overwhelmed by shock, adrenaline, and curiosity, I jumped onto my bed to stay below the windows but also have a clear view at the shooters and photograph the event. As soon as I was laying safely on my bed I started taking pictures with my iPhone 5 and captured the following images that documented the terrifying shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, which then led to an overnight citywide manhunt.
Dana noticed the Alchemist at the MIT student center is sporting a new shoulder patch today.
Liz Carney led a Dot Art Paint for Peace Day at Savin Hill Beach today that ended with the hanging of this banner across I-93. Photo by Peter McNamara.
Masstreehugger spotted this guy and his contraption in the Public Garden today.
Cherie L. King photographed a sign on Newbury Street this morning.
Neal Gaffey photographed therapy dogs walking through the crowd in the Back Bay this morning. That's Liberty and Independence in the foreground.
Brig Dauber captured the Public Garden tree that plunged to its demise across Boylston Street Friday night.
Bennett Wilson reports City Hall set up screens so that workers and visitors there could watch the interfaith service.
Nathaniel Jewett captured the building across from Symphony Hall last night.
Jed Hresko attended the vigil tonight in Garvey Park, across from St. Ann Church in Dorchester.
The Dorchester Reporter reports 1,000 people attended.
Last November, I spotted a Lexus with an ironic Yiddish license plate. Turns out the owner, Ruth Shuman, saw the post. And she reports:
This Saturday I was in Auburndale and pulled into a parking spot. When I looked over to the car next to me, look at what I saw! Interesting how we both drive the same model car! I thought this was pretty hysterical.