Thursday, August 19, 2010
This time last year
This time last year, the mountains around Los Angeles were on fire. At 15 miles away, you could see the flames sometimes in broad daylight. And at night a 30 degree arc of the skyline would glow red. One of my favorite nights in Los Angeles was the time I sat out with a bottle of cheap red wine just watching as the sky burned around me.
Side note : the way I found the time-lapse video of the high voltage tower construction
http://mikeschuresko.blogspot.com/2010/01/really-cool-time-lapse-video.html that I posted around this time last year was by looking for videos of the Station Fire, and finding this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&v=jR_3N7nVPw8 by the same guy. I like the music in his videos, but I feel that they don't adequately capture the scale of the fires or how the sky turned red from the other side of the city or how everything smelled like a smoky oak campfire.