Photo Tribute to the People of Boston

May 01, 2013  •  10 Comments

 

American flag hanging proudly in building atrium, with tall ships in the Boston Harbor. United States Flag Hanging Proudly in Boston, Massachusetts

In the aftermath of the tragic Boston bombings, our thoughts and prayers are with the many victims and their families.  Sadly, media images of this unthinkable act of terrorism haunt us all, also conjuring memories of September 11.  A heightened awareness of national security has returned, somehow uniting the nation in this time of deep mourning.

 

Against this dark backdrop, after considerable thought,  I am posting a few earlier photos from the Greater Boston area. These images are presented as a small, but sincere tribute to the bombing victims and the fine people of this truly historical American city.  These scenes are from better days, an era we can only hope to recapture – at least in part – with the healing of time.  

 

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of visiting Boston twice, both times on business travel and once with the company of our immediate family.  During our extended family visit, we packed in lots of sightseeing:  The Tall Ships in Boston Harbor, Boston Commons, Harvard, Salem and a Red Socks game at historic Fenway ballpark.  Downtown Boston skyscrapers support commerce and a vibrant city life. Downtown Boston, Archway View

 

Greater Boston is home to many internationally recognized institutions, diverse cultures and wonderful neighborhood communities.  Like every thriving urban center, Boston is so much more than a collection of civic gathering places and historical buildings. Boston’s institutions were created by dedicated citizens, all for the public good.

Tall ship masts with international flags, docked in Boston Harbor. Boston Harbor, Tall Ships, Masts and International Flags

 

Considered to be strong and tough natured, the citizens of Boston built one of America’s world-class cities brick by brick and idea by idea – all through hard work and perseverance. Clearly, their tireless work has been guided by a strong sense of community, innovation and genuine collaboration.

Historic clock tower in Boston.   Boston Clock Tower

Night time exposure of buildings and bridge during a heavy rain storm in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. After the Storm, Boston, Massachusettes

 

In this quiet hour, the resilient human spirit offers the prospect of hope and restoration, both for  the city of  Boston and our great nation as a whole. 

 

Marcus W. Reinkensmeyer

www.mwrphotos.com

 


Comments

Marcus W. Reinkensmeyer
Harvey, Sharon, Elizabeth and Steve: Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments. Really appreciate your interest and support. Marcus
Marcus W. Reinkensmeyer
Cindy - Thanks so much for kind words of support. Please know that the sentiment is entirely mutual. I hope to talk with you soon. Best regards, Marcus
Harvey Spears Photography(non-registered)
A beautiful & thoughtful visual tribute to an important historic city. Thank you!
Sharon Kurlansky(non-registered)
What a thoughtful tribute to show our city Boston Strong, Marcus. Thank you from a heartened Bostonian.
CindyReid(non-registered)
Thanks Marcus for being the ever thoughtful and amazing man that you are! Through tough times you always manage to respectfully find the positive. You always inspire me!
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