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Cities Around the Country Send Messages of Love to Boston (Photos)

Artists and activists were quick to respond to the tragic events in Boston yesterday with messages of love and light. New York’s own rogue light artist The Illuminator set up a light display on the walls of one of the Brooklyn Academy of Music buildings, and similar messages were seen in the Midwest and from as far away as Hawaii. Take a look:


  • We mourn with Boston. 1 of 8
    We mourn with Boston.
    By the Overpass Light Brigade in Milwaukee, WI.
  • NY <3 B 2 of 8
    NY <3 B
    New York loves Boston, using the lettering styles of the Yankees and Red Sox. Photo by The Illumintaor.
  • Brooklyn Loves Boston 3 of 8
    Brooklyn Loves Boston
    Shining on the side of one of the Brooklyn Academy of Music buildings. Photo by The Illumintaor.
  • Illuminate the darkness… 4 of 8
    Illuminate the darkness...
    with light. Photo by The Illumintaor.
  • Togetherness is the key. 5 of 8
    Togetherness is the key.
    Photo by The Illumintaor.
  • Peace and love. 6 of 8
    Peace and love.
    Photo by The Illumintaor.
  • Aloha Boston 7 of 8
    Aloha Boston
    Photo by Occupy Hilo in Hawaii.
  • Chicago Tribune Sports Section 8 of 8
    Chicago Tribune Sports Section
    From this morning. I don't know why, but this one moves me the most. What a lovely use of editorial space. Photo by Gary Vaynerchuk.

Photos used with permission.

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