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Items tagged "Ring Road": 7

My two friends and I were...

My two friends and I were walking from Fenway Park to the TD Garden for the Bruins game. We had just come out of the Prudential and were deciding where to go next. As we were standing on Ring Road, we heard and felt the first explosion. We froze and then shortly after heard the 2nd. At that time, we saw people running up Ring Road from…

My three children and I were...

My three children and I were walking on Boylston towards the finish line, crossing Fairfield St about 20 seconds before when we saw the first blast ahead of us. My first reaction was to run in the opposite direction, but as I started to turn, the second blast occured just behind us.We were caught in between the two blasts.My nine year old daughter…

Watched my dad come up Boylston...

Watched my dad come up Boylston as I stood outside the Lenox hotel. We high fived as he passed and then once he made it down to the finish area I turned around to walk back to Ring St. to try make my way to the meeting area. First explosion happened within seconds of turning around. People screamed and a few around me yelled to "Stay calm." It was…

It all happened really quickly. One...

It all happened really quickly. One second we were cheering on the runners and then suddenly the ground starts shaking. We hear a boom and people start looking to the right. Once we saw the smoke we knew that it was a bomb. Some people started moving toward it to see what it was and others started moving away. The second one went off across the…

My wife and I had just...

My wife and I had just moved up from the Exeter street corner and had stopped to watch the runners. We felt the pressure pulse and loud bang of the explosion to our left (looking out over Boylston street.) Looking towards the first explosion saw the cloud puff up and smelled the chemicals. My wife took a picture with her iPhone not realizing what…

I traveled from Pennsylvania to Boston...

I traveled from Pennsylvania to Boston to see the 11:00 am Red Sox game, and after the game ended, my dad and I went to catch the end of the Boston Marathon from the finish line area.

We ended up standing in front of the Lord & Taylor building across the street from where the explosions occurred, in between the two blast locations. We witnessed…

I was walking down Ring Rd....

I was walking down Ring Rd. toward Boylston in hopes of getting a picture of my wife and brother in law approaching the finish. I had just parked my car in the Hancock Garage and was walking quickly to see if I could find a spot from which to watch them come down Boylston. As I neared the corner of Lord & Taylor, suddenly the first blast hit, and…