Allston wakes up this morning and sighs a hello to a clear blue sky. The rumble of the T doesn't overtake the clinking of coffee cups, the doors to little restaurants swing open greeting guests to the light ringing of bells. Allston, for all it has to offer, is quiet today. (Art by Gregg Bernstein.)

Allston wakes up this morning and sighs a hello to a clear blue sky. The rumble of the T doesn't overtake the clinking of coffee cups, the doors to little restaurants swing open greeting guests to the light ringing of bells. Allston, for all it has to offer, is quiet today. (Art by Gregg Bernstein.)

 Two gentleman walk from their car past a mural. Businesses covered in art seems to have become a trend over the years attracting college age students to live there. (Artist Unknown.)

Two gentleman walk from their car past a mural. Businesses covered in art seems to have become a trend over the years attracting college age students to live there. (Artist Unknown.)

 The Sunset Grill & Tap's wall contains an enormous mural reminiscent of a more lively time in Allston. (Artist Unknown.)

The Sunset Grill & Tap's wall contains an enormous mural reminiscent of a more lively time in Allston. (Artist Unknown.)

 Most of the electrical boxes at intersections will have designs painted on them. (Artist Unknown.)

Most of the electrical boxes at intersections will have designs painted on them. (Artist Unknown.)

 The quiet conversations between young couples and small huddled groups may suggest that the previous night was eventful.

The quiet conversations between young couples and small huddled groups may suggest that the previous night was eventful.

 Painted residents of Allston greet the world from their faux windows.

Painted residents of Allston greet the world from their faux windows.

 The poetic markings of a stranger on a light post.

The poetic markings of a stranger on a light post.