Earthquake?


No, we didn’t have an earthquake in Massachusetts however there was a water main break in the financial district that sure looked as if an earthquake had hit. That’s a pretty large sink hole in the middle of the photo. Usually, with the cold weather I take a commuter rail over to Back Bay but last Friday the weather wasn’t too bad so I decided to walk up to the T at Downtown Crossing. I couldn’t figure out what was going on with all the police barricades and gravel in the street. However, when I got to this spot you could see the hole and in the upper right corner you can see some of the water. What a mess this made! I couldn’t resist taking a photo. I’m glad I wasn’t walking by when it blew up. I’m sure that would have been pretty scary.

The top photo was taken at 7:15am about an hour after the pipe blew (I believe there was a fire underground that was being dealt with at this time). The bottom photo was taken on my way home from work around 4:30pm. It sure wrecked havoc on the commute that day. Thankfully, I believe no one was hurt.

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4 Comments

  1. Shirley

    Wow.

  2. Looks like The “Little” Dig. Those beautiful old buildings in the background remind me of Rome.

  3. Yikes! It sure looks like the aftermath of an earthquake! I just love the architecture of these buildings…Boston is such a beautiful city.

  4. looks like a scene from a movie…crazy…such good photography jamie!!

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