On Saturday morning, a silent crowd had gathered at the barricades still surrounding the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street. At their backs, the street hummed with activity: businesses were open, and people sat outside coffee shops and talked. But at the barricades, the crowd was still.
“It’s good to share this,” said Luc de Waal, 25, who came with his running group to pay his respects. “People do something like this to your city… it’s beyond words.”