Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A certain slant of light


Wandering home after work through my adopted city today, at a certain moment I looked right up and thought "I live in a beautiful place". I love cities, and have lived in a few (Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Hong Kong and Sydney) but this one still catches me by surprise (double click on the photograph above for the full glory of the vista).

As we are approaching winter here, this view made me think of the first two lines of the Emily Dickinson poem, although none of the rest of it seems to fit:

There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons...

2 comments:

Mancsoulsister said...

There is nothing more beautiful than the Southern Hemisphere skies is there? :-)

LottieP said...

Agreed.