April 05, 2004

Jumped off the bus near home this evening on the way back from work - and got caught in a spontaneous fierce downpouring of rain. One minute the sun was shining brightly - too brightly in fact - and the next minute the rain was torrential. I sprinted for cover beneath the canopy of a newsagent shop near the bus stop as I pulled out my mini-ubrella. Fat lot of good that was - because the severe gusts of wind that accompanied this particular April shower inverted my umbrella after just 5 seconds.

As I was struggling to correct the state of my poor umbrella - I caught sight of one of the most amazing rainbows that I have ever seen. Out came the camera - but the picture never does justice to what the eyes see for real. This is the best I got:

One arc of a double rainbow this evening at Kingsbury Circle - London NW9

(To try to reproduce the most realistic effect of the vividness of the dramatic colours of the rainbow - lean back as far as you can in your chair - and squint/blur your eyes a little as you view the picture.)

Posted by jag at April 05, 2004 08:17 PM

Ooh, glorious!

Posted by: Vicky on April 5, 2004 08:26 PM

Yes - and I was convinced that a pot of gold was only a couple of blocks away …

Posted by: Jag on April 5, 2004 08:33 PM

that is glorious!

Posted by: sherry on April 6, 2004 08:15 AM

The Concorde : It is actually going to the Museum of Flight at East Fortune near Edinburgh. It is being transported by the barge along Thames (to I dont know where), on 12th.
Even though we know that the rainbow is a common occurence, and the seven colors can be easily recreated using a prism, it is still an awe inspiring head-turning sight for anyone, how many ever times it occurs, however long it occurs.

Posted by: sat on April 6, 2004 05:44 PM

What do you mean the picture doesnt do justice to what you saw? The picture is simply amazing.Havent seen anything like this before! :)

Posted by: Sidharth on April 7, 2004 01:14 AM

that is an amazing picture - beautiful!

Posted by: zed on April 7, 2004 03:28 PM

Hi, great pic.My first visit to your blog.Really liked it.will be back.

Posted by: neha on April 7, 2004 05:51 PM

Sidharth: thanks for the compliment. Trust me - the picture might be good - but the real thing was 100 times more amazing!

Zoe: Cheers!

Neha: Thanks to you too. Glad you like it!

Posted by: Jag on April 7, 2004 07:51 PM

Awesome! I have never seen a rainbow like this before..

Posted by: Chakra on April 8, 2004 07:41 AM

Chakra: believe me: it truly is a sight to behold.

Posted by: Jag on April 8, 2004 08:16 PM
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