A rainy day can intensify moods and emotions. If you’re in love, a rain can be wonderfully romantic. If you’re sad or heartbroken, it’s painfully bitter cold. If you’re nostalgic, it can bring a tear to your eye. Or maybe you just find rainy days to be an inconvenience.
I think that a good rain helps to make a city interesting and edgy while it creates a veil of anonymity. As you’re doing the umbrella dance (my name for the raising and lowering of umbrellas to avoid collisions with others while walking on a city sidewalk), nobody is really paying attention to you. Everyone’s into their own mood.
On my way to a meeting in San Francisco’s financial district Tuesday night, I was compelled to take a few photos even though it meant an awkward juggling of umbrella, computer bag and camera. Here are a few that I liked. I hope that you see one or two that say something to you, as well.
I haven’t been able to get this great 1970s song out of my head, so if you’d like to hear “In the Rain” by The Dramatics while you look at the photos, click on the link below.
If the rainy day music and photos have put you in the mood for something drier, you might want to check out my blog post featuring America performing “A Horse With No Name”: The Heat Was Hot: My desert road trip.
This is my contribution to this week’s Travel Photo Thursday originated by Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox. Be sure to check out other contributions on her website.