I don't get it, how one never learns even from ancient mistakes…
There's a high-rise in a neighbor city around which there is (probably still, unless they found a solution) a kind of a natural 'wind tunnel'. At the foot of the actual building people heavier than me (most likely twice as much, at least) almost flew there.
I used to work in that area during the beginning of the '90s and feared going out whenever the wind blew. Including walking down the street towards the bus station. I had to load on more weight (dumbbells in my pockets? Luckily I am a woman, especially then I used to carry a heavy bag).
And here, some three decades later, and no one learned anything about building high-rises and their influence on the wind along the street below. Now I'm stuck at home, trying to recalculate a new route – bypassing the wind.
At the end of the street, beyond a slight bend of the road, two-three years ago they finished building two high-rises (above). At the beginning of the street, in an area between this one and the one parallel to it, two such stand facing each other (below). These especially effect the neighborhood around them.
And if on top of it all it will also rain (as was foretold for today)? I can forget the umbrella, lest I play Mary Poppins, the live version.
Alternately – the umbrella may flip into a jagged bowl (which this one isn't supposed to do) and start gathering rain water in quantities.
Well, these too are life's moments (and adventures). I recalculated and thought and now – I'm off to face all the winds…
These were yesterday mornings' thoughts. I did go and coped, it didn't rain (so I just took the umbrella for a walk), snapped shots and came back. Nothing and no one got hurt.