Friday, November 1, 2013

November Theme Day: Heights


For today's post, I'd intended to ascend the south face of Annapurna,
then show a picture of the vista from atop the mountain.
And if you believe that, then I have a little mountain range in Nepal
I'd like to sell you. Cheap.

Instead, I braved a rain storm to go swimming Thursday evening.
The irony of that was not lost on me: I cleaned up
to go outside into the rain, arrived at the Natatorium where
I spent over an hour swimming lengths. 
I then left the pool to shower, change clothes and
return to the rain, where wind gusts were whipping the
trees into a frenzy and  where broken and dying
umbrellas had been thrown into the nearest trash can.
A massacre, a veritable slaughter of stripped nylon
and metal ribs, torn apart by the wind.

So, I have pictures of the Chase Tower in the rain,
patterns of subtly colored fluorescent lights
illuminating its windows.


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There will be contributions from all over the world, 
most of them more interesting than the Chase Tower, 
and maybe even one from Nepal.

5 comments:

mabepi said...

That was a pretty fierce storm last night and you were brave to go out in it. 2 inches of rain was a record for that day. It looks like you kept your power, tho'

William Kendall said...

A good shot; the building looks foreboding in the night.

Annapurna, of course, sounds tremendously appealing, but that's the climber in me talking...

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting contribution to the theme day.Have a good weekend!

Speedway said...

Oh, Pi, I barely kept my power. As I was working on this post, the kights were flickering in fits and starts. Nothing actually went out, though.

The building, being a bank, is foreboding. I think a lot of the slick skyscrapers are purposely surfaced in a way that specifically discourages climbers.

With the death rate associated with the Annapurna, I'd rather climb a slick building, but I get extremely disoriented when stepping off curbs, so you won't find me near a mountain. I do admit to being fascinated with the notion of rock climbing - even though I can't do pull-ups. Not one.

Speedway said...

Hello, VDP. I couldn't get out to get the pics I wanted, so was consigned to a rainy picture of a granite building. Sorry.