The site of the Boston Massacre, above, just outside the entrance to the building where I used to work.
(photo by Granato31415)
From my old office window on the 11th floor, the Massacre site looks like a Stonehenge-type primal monument, an extraterrestrial landing spot: a wide circle of well-worn brass, studded with stars, enclosing a rough mosaic of cobblestones.
(Photo by Ingfbruno)
Usually people are circulating in loose circles, not sure what they should be looking at.
Here's the backdrop to the whole scene: the Old Massachusetts State House.
The Old Massachusetts State House
The Boston Massacre backdrop
What does this have to do with placemaking?
Hold on, I'm getting to that.