Monday, April 15, 2013

From Boston

this is from last years boston marathon, and i was very enchanted by the shiny thermal blankets all the runners received at the finish.
today's finish became quite a different one. i planned on being there, right at the finish like last year. right around 2.30 - 3pm as then some participants me and my colleagues knew were likely going to cross that finish line. but labwork got in the way, and we never walked over to have a look. the first online news site mentioned "explosions, finish and boston marathon" just 10 minutes after it happened. at that moment nobody had any clue what was going on, if something was really going on and what it actually meant. but pretty soon photos, videos and reports from people at the scene were surfacing and we were all just shocked. i am glad i didnt manage to go there, and can only imagine the horror and chaos all those people there at the wrong time and at the wrong place must have gone through.... :(

6 comments:

hamilton said...

this was a horrific ending to what was likely such an exhilarating experience.

biebkriebels said...

How lucky you were not going to that place. You must have had "an angel on your shoulder". Hope everybody you know is safe and not hurt. The images are horrible.

Pierre BOYER said...

Une bien triste nouvelle....

Pierre

Stefan Jansson said...

So sad to follow the news about this yesterday.

Ali Crehan said...

I have friends who were in the immediate area. It is horrifying, to hear their stories, and to know that if we had taken Monday's Red Sox tickets instead of Sunday's, that we would have been there as well...

Stefan Jansson said...

Bee following the story in the last few hours. One of the suspects have been killed by the police at MIT.