Thursday, March 15, 2012
In case you were wondering where I've been over the last couple of days, these pictures, taken around seven in the morning yesterday in the Prudential/Copley Square area of Back Bay Boston, where I live, should offer a clue.
Here's another clue: Some buildings had backup generators, and some didn't. A huge electrical fire in our neighborhood knocked out the substation that provides electrical power to a large swath of Boston around 7:00 Tuesday evening -- just as I was about to post the answer to a comment, and we didn't get power back until this afternoon. I see that I have some email and a few comments awaiting moderation. I probably won't get to any of that until tomorrow morning.
Wednesday in our neighborhood was bizarre, with many businesses, including all stores and kiosks in both malls closed. Fortunately, the grocery store across the street and the subways were open. I bought supplies for life without a fridge later that morning and we had dinner in Cambridge last night. Later today, I'll be throwing out practically everything that had been in the fridge and having to replace it. Aside from that annoying task, I'm relieved and thrilled to have power back.
In the meantime, the curious can find some good blackout pictures at the City Desk blog of The Boston Herald.