Time travel via fog

Downtown on Robson Street today, looking down Granville Street, something seemed wrong with the picture. Then I realized that the fog had erased the tall buldings normally looming behind the two-story older ones and had also erased the Granville Street bridge. As I walked away, a haiku started to form. By the time, I thought of going back to take a photo, the fog had dissipated, but you can still get the idea from the photo below, which I took a couple blocks west. I walked all around Robson St. and side streets looking at old apartment buildings and old Victorian houses, imagining (with the fog’s help) what the streets must have looked like when the old low-rise buildings lined every street, and high-rises, cellphones, etc. were still the stuff of science fiction.

 

fog turns back the clock

old buildings reclaim the street

new ones disappear

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Can you make out the hint of taller buildings behind the old ones?

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7 Responses to “Time travel via fog”

  1. Crafty Green Poet Says:

    I love that about fog!

  2. Jenny Woolf Says:

    What an interesting idea – I had never thought about city fog in that way before. Loved the haiku

  3. juliabreese Says:

    I was supposed to fly over there for a meeting that week… but couldn’t because the planes couldn’t land. I wish I could have seen it.

  4. Rochelle Says:

    Yes, fog gives such an interesting perspective. The banners almost give the impression of laundry on a line.

  5. Jacqueline Pearce Says:

    Here’s a link to a fog inspired poem by fellow author Tanya Kyi:
    http://tanyalloydkyi.blogspot.com/2009/01/grey-outside.html

  6. Larrimore Says:

    Your impressive and unique content amazed me. You have written perfect piece.

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