Saturday, August 01, 2009

Half light

Looking east on Harlesden Road

At half past eight in the evening on the first of August, just the rooftops are still lit by the sun. The buildings and streets are in shade but the chimney pots are glowing brightly with the last rays of the sun. It was the same all around Harlesden Road and Willesden High Road. Not sure how this occurs - it's not as if the sun were above, it's actually gone below the horizon. Maybe it's reflecting from some clouds in another part of the sky, or does the trajectory of the sunbeams just do this anyway? However it works, it creates a magical effect.

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