Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Walking in the dark

AOG, Madrid
Last Saturday, my partner and I walked out of my building unto a sea of darkness. The streetlights were all off. Save for a few street signs, and store lights, we walked in the dark for a couple of blocks before one of us noticed how pleasant the dark was.

True, you can't see the face of oncoming pedestrians, but that is ok. They can't see yours either. We both commented on light pollution and what a pain it was.

The street lights are still off, 3 days later, because of some street repair going on further down. I like this darkness. It gives the street a very pleasant stillness.

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