As 2011 comes to a close, BostInno takes a look back at the ups, the downs and beautiful moments from the past 12 months. From Hurricane Irene and tornadoes in the west, to the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup and Boston remembering 9/11, to Whitey Bulger’s capture and Occupy Boston, it’s been an incredible year filled with joy, sadness, anger, resilience and even fear for New Englanders. Below are 50 of Boston’s best moments captured in awe-inspiring photos.

#1. Pre-Hurricane Irene. Credit: Jack Share

#2. Hurricane Irene damage in Woodford, VT. Credit: Austen Danforth/Bennington Banner/AP 

#3. Hurricane Irene skateboarder in Boston. Credit: Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

#4. Hurricane Irene – Beached boats on the Lynn/Swampscott line. Credit: Larry Salas

#5. Hurricane Irene – Hull, MA. Credit: j.llewe

#6. Hurricane Irene – South Boston. Credit: JRL

#7. Hurricane Irene – Gloucester, MA. Credit: Jay Albert

#8. Hurricane Irene – Newton, MA. Credit: Jonathan Frieze

#9. Bruins’ Championship Parade. Credit: Jessey Dearing/Globe Staff

#10. Bruins’ Championship Parade. Credit: Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff 

#11. Bruins’ Championship Parade. Credit: Charles Krupa/Associated Press

#12. Stanley Cup at Fenway Park. Credit: Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

#13.  MIT’s 150th Anniversary. Credit: wolftone

#14.  MIT’s 150th Anniversary. Credit: Tom Valanzola

#15. Massachusetts State House. Credit: Bryan Katz

#16. Boston Harborfest & the Extreme Sailing Series at Fan Pier. Credit: Karl Buttner

#17. Fenway Park. Credit: Bruce/Underground Photography 

#18. Boston Harbor. Credit: Ronda Billings

#19. Reflecting Pool. Credit: Adam Bernstein

#20. Chihuly Exhibit at the MFA. Credit: Molly Galler/Pop.Bop.Shop

#21. Red Bull Cliff Diving. Credit: Balazs Gardi/Red Bull Cliff Diving

#22. Red Bull Cliff Diving. Credit: Dean Treml/Red Bull Cliff Diving

#23. Red Bull Cliff Diving. Credit Arestia Rosenberg

#24, 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Credit: Hands on Network

 25. 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Credit: Hands on Network

#26. 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Credit: Hands on Network

#27. 10th Anniversary of 9/11, Credit: Bryant Obando 

#28. 10th Anniversary of 9/11, Credit: Bryant Obando

#29. Occupy Boston. Credit: Casey Atkins

#31. Occupy Boston. Credit: Marissa Babin

#32. Occupy Boston. Credit: Courtney Sacco

#33. Occupy Boston. Credit: Courtney Sacco

#34. Occupy Boston. Credit: Courtney Sacco

#35. Occupy Boston. Credit: Courtney Sacco

#36. Whitey Bulger Captured

#37. Snow Storms. Credit: © Matthew Ireland Photography

#38. Snow Storms. Credit: © Matthew Ireland Photography

#39. Snow Storms. Credit: © Matthew Ireland Photography

#40. Snow Storms. Credit: © Matthew Ireland Photography

#41. Tornadoes in Western MA. Credit: @TheFalconsAHL

#42. Tornadoes in Western MA. Credit: @TheFalconsAHL

#43. Tornadoes in Western MA. Credit: @TheFalconsAHL

#44. Tornadoes in Western MA. Credit: @TheFalconsAHL

#45. Year of the Food Truck. Credit: t55z

#46. Hubway. Credit: Michal Skrzypek

#47. Hubway. Credit: Brogan Graham

#48. Boston. Credit: t55z

#49. Boston. Credit: Ken Legler, Tufts Sailing Coach

#50. Boston. Credit: Ken Legler, Tufts Sailing Coach