Monday the 20th is Patriots Day in Massachusetts and the running of the Boston Marathon. This is a huge event in Boston. The city turns out, lining the course and cheering on the runners.
I also enjoy the day before. Crews are setting up the finish line area and people come over to check out the scene and take pictures. It includes runners, their families and really anybody who happens to be in the area. There is such a party-like atmosphere.
In 2013, two young men attempted to spoil the party by detonating bombs around the finish line on race day. The race has continued but I wondered about the gathering at the finish line on the day before. Could people get to the finish line and enjoy themselves as they used to do; or would fear keep them away, or security close it off? So I went down today with my camera. See for yourself. The party continues.