Photos of Boston’s Moment of Silence

On Twitter, people shared images of the city observing a moment of silence.

By | Boston Daily |

At 2:50 p.m. Monday afternoon, Massachusetts observed a moment of silence in honor of the Boston Marathon victims at the request of Gov. Patrick, Mayor Menino, and the One Fund. Across Twitter, as bells rang to mark the moment’s end, people shared images of the city’s stillness. Here are a few:

At the State House:

And from another angle:

Near the site of the bombings at the corner of Boylston and Berkeley, hundreds gathered to observe the moment.

They gathered around the crime scene perimeter in this shot as well:   

Here’s another view:   

The Boston Globe and Boston.com homepages found a creative way to alert readers to the moment. Here’s how they appeared from 2:50 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.:

A Transit Police honor guard stood attention in front of a large flag on South Station:

Gilette Stadium:

Slate’s Dave Weigel, a prolific tweeter, couldn’t quite bring himself to stop tweeting, but he did keep quiet: