My sister, Judy, attends the Old South Church on Boylston Street in Boston, just a few doors away from the Marathon finish line. I wanted to see exactly where this was in relation to the first explosion, so I took a walk down the street via Google Street Level. Using the video of the bombing, which took place in front of a very unique looking building, I was able to see the exact spot. What took me back was what I saw right in the front of the image... a mailbox and a large greenish brown trash can with a rounded top! I looked at the video again and saw that the explosion took place in exactly the spot where these items sat. Photo 65 in our gallery shows the aftermath of the explosion... but no mailbox or trash can. There's no doubt in my mind where the bomb was placed.
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