Time Travel
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 09:19PM
Karen Rugg in Random, Synchronicities

Such an odd sensation driving in to downtown DC Tuesday morning. Was a drizzly, gray and foggy day. Creeping north on 395 on one of the worst traffic days of the year. I had a lot of time to look around. Approaching the Potomac River with DC on the other side the clouds are low. Everything is white. White steam exhaust billows up from buildings on the other side of the river near the Kennedy Center. Everything is like a sepia picture. All I can see is the Washington Monument swathed in scaffolding. Glimpses of the National Cathedral up to the west on the hill show a stunted center tower swathed in scaffolding.

For more than an instant I feel like it's the late 1800s. This must have been what DC looked like when everything was being built. Any vision of modern-day cranes was blocked by low-hanging clouds. It was a stereoscopic moment. Plus we were traveling at under horse-and-buggy speeds.

With H.G. Wells riding shotgun.

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