During the 40 years I commuted to work, I spent twenty of them traveling into downtown Washington DC. The last twenty years, I drove through DC to Maryland. For forty years, both the sunrise and sunset greeted me as I passed over the Potomac River. It also blinded drivers and slowed traffic to a standstill on the Fourteenth Street Bridge.
When I rode the Metro downtown and back, we sped by the stalled traffic, the sun pouring in the east or west side of the train depending on the time of day. I always sat on the sunless side looking up occasionally at the stalled cars on the bridge or the yachts in the marina. I loved mass transportation in those days.
In later less happy years, I drove through DC to Maryland every day. I was a solo driver and I left home before the dawn, arriving at my office while it was still dark, around 6:30 AM. I left each day around 3:30 PM to avoid most of the commuter traffic and the blinding afternoon sun.
Now retired, I can stand in my back yard and leisurely watch the sun rise over my neighborhood, which is less than an eighth of a mile from the Potomac…close enough to the Chesapeake Bay that we see the odd Gull or River Crow.
I am linking this post to Skywatch Friday. Thank you Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy for this beautiful meme.