When it rains in San Francisco, we get moody
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.
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.
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.
If the rainy day photos have put you in the mood for something brighter and drier, you might want to check out my blog post about my solo road trip from San Francisco to Phoenix: The Heat Was Hot: My desert road trip.