I liked the spot because it had a panoramic view of the city. Once though, I looked more carefully and noticed that I’d been turning in my seat, away from a building that covered half of the scene. I was disappointed – “That’s no panorama!” How could I fool myself into thinking otherwise?

I came back and had another look. I watched people appear from around the corner of the building, cross the street in front of me (sometimes waiting for the WALK/DONT WALK sign to change), and walk past. The building was only one-story – the sky, alternately drab and dramatic, could still be seen above it.

I decided the building was part of the setting – not an intrusion. It was fine where it was. I could appreciate the view again – one-quarter building, one-quarter city, half sky, people walking past.

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