Copley Square a place to mourn, heal after bombings ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Mario Tama/Getty Images A person's shadow was cast against an American flag at a memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in Copley Square. Darren McCollester/Getty images Running shoes, stuffed animals, candles, crosses, sports caps, and pinwheels were piled at the center of the memorial and stacked along its perimeter. Darren McCollester/Getty images The memorial began as many makeshift shrines scattered across the city. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Jose Paniagua of Jamaica Plain penned some thoughts at the Copley Square site. Yoon S. Byun/ Globe Staff “It’s like this big huge outdoor cathedral,” one Dorchester resident said of the scene. "In some ways it says to me good does outweigh evil.” Darren McCollester/Getty images A man with an American flag shirt stood at the memorial site in Copley Square. DOMINICK REUTER/EPA People previously left items at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street. The memorial was moved to Copley Square when Boylston reopened.