I love thunderstorms.
When I was a child I used to snuggle under the covers whenever I’d hear thunder booming outside at night and listen to the rain pouring down on the roof and not fall asleep. Now when I’m older, having to pull an all-nighter to finish that assignment or that chapter for my thesis while it’s cold and raining outside just pains me — this is one of the many injustices in this world, I’d say.
For this week’s Photo Challenge, we are invited to show a photo (or many photos) that defines ‘Foreshadow’; I thought immediately of dark clouds and rainy days. As I was looking through my collection of photos from the past few years, I found that I didn’t capture much photos of ‘the calm before the storm’ — perhaps I was too busy 1) savoring the coming rainy moment in my cozy room with much anticipation, 2) looking for cover, or 3) saving my camera from the expected downpour. The ones that I have captured were mostly from my brief time in Barcelona, where the weather was rainier than it was sunny, even though it was well into the summer season by then.
Rain of course wasn’t enough reason to keep us house-arrested in our room at the Lenin Hostel located just off the Passeig de Gràcia; my friend and I bought a cheap (and disposable if need be) umbrella at H&M and a pair of thongs (or flip-flops, as the Americans would say) and trudged our way through the city. On foot. While it rained. Just as well — no pain, no gain.
Without further ado: