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As the sun bows its head on West Broadway

January 24, 2016

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Who knows how many evenings have seen the exact same moment of sun fall that I randomly captured Sunday (January 24) at 4:40 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue.

Come the height of summer, this moment will seem to drag out into twilight and evening before settling down to five hours or so of near darkness. At this time of year though, it still represents the virtual tipping point between daytime and nighttime that is typical of the winter months.

Which is to say that it was actually dark a few minutes after I took this panoramic photo. In colder parts of Canada it could be likened to the bulb going out with the closing of the fridge door.

I’m of two minds about all the wires in the sky. On the one hand, they get in the way of the view and I long for them to disappear for real (not just the way that we tend to edit them out mentally) but I also know that I’m so used to them that if they did all come down, I would find the city sky strangely unnatural looking — for a time, at least. Click the image to enlarge it.

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