Rain and sun

As we started for home this evening, even though it was sunny, a battleship-grey cloud moved in overhead and we could see that at its edges tatters were hanging down as from a ragged skirt. That meant it was raining there and we were heading in that very direction! As we reached London Bridge it started to rain. We changed buses there and saw that there was a rainbow over the Thames.

Rainbow over the Thames
Rainbow over the Thames
People stopped to look at it and photograph it

It looks like a stormy enough scene and yet it was quite localized. When I turned from the above scene and pointed my camera in the opposite direction, this is what I saw.

Looking upriver
Looking upriver
No clouds or rain over Blackfriars Bridge – only sunshine

The sky there was completely clear except for some harmless-looking white clouds on the horizon. You could be excused for thinking the photos were taken on different days, not merely 18 seconds apart.

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About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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4 Responses to Rain and sun

  1. Peter says:

    You’ve actually captured a double rainbow, although the secondary arc is not easy to see (it shows up better in the negative, or if you adjust the midtones).

    I used to think those were rare but now I see them almost every time.

    • SilverTiger says:

      Two for the price of one, eh?

      Actually, I only saw the right-hand portion of the bow and didn’t realize there was more until I saw the photo. That’s why the bow runs off to the left.

  2. Lorelei says:

    What a beautiful rainbow!

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