Once upon a PSFS Sunset

What light through yonder window breaks
What light through yonder window breaks

Leaving the studio of History Making Productions last night, producer Andrew Ferrett and I walked south down 12th Street toward Center City. It had been dark and cloudy and rainy for most of the day, to a point we even lost power in the studio for 15 minutes or so. But at about 5pm, things stabilized and started showing a hint of the spring-like Saturday ahead.

Waiting for the light at Vine Street, I could see a break in the clouds to the west, the direction from which our weather patterns originate, with a small but growing line of clear sky coming our way. At Race Street, it looked even better; at Arch and Filbert, the same line was already reflecting in the buildings of Penn Center. By Market Street, going to the 33rd floor of the Loews Hotel inside my favorite building in the city seemed a foregone conclusion.

This set of photos might illustrate why I did. In chronological order from the last of the rain through the breaking of the clouds to the setting of the sun …

4 thoughts on “Once upon a PSFS Sunset

  1. Glad you’re back! Many thanks for these beautiful photographs. I always take first-time visitors to that spot.

  2. That was a glorious sunset, wasn’t it? Love the shot of the double rainbow (and the Ben Franklin Bridge – yeah!) and also the helicopter flying past William Penn’s silhouette. All your photos rock. Way better than the ones I took with my iphone while leaning out of the car window as I was driving home from work, lol.

    Keep ’em coming. Philly is lucky to have you back.

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