Main Street dawn

The mid-January dawn frames Tim Hortons and the McDonalds sign on Main Street about 6:25 a.m. on a cool, calm January weekday morning.
The mid-January dawn frames Tim Hortons and the McDonalds sign on Main Street about 6:25 a.m. on a cool, calm January weekday morning.
Posted Jan. 22, 2013, at 4:04 p.m.
Like a ghost fleeing the advancing sunlight, a car seems to disappear while moving past Hollywood Casino about 6:30 a.m. on a January weekday
Like a ghost fleeing the advancing sunlight, a car seems to disappear while moving past Hollywood Casino about 6:30 a.m. on a January weekday Buy Photo
About 6:35 a.m., only two vehicles are stopped beside the gas pumps at the Irving Circle K, beyond which rises the clock tower for the Cross Insurance Center.
About 6:35 a.m., only two vehicles are stopped beside the gas pumps at the Irving Circle K, beyond which rises the clock tower for the Cross Insurance Center.
A Pepsi-Cola “big rig” rolls inbound on Main Street at its intersection with Interstate-395 about 6:40 a.m. Vehicle head- and taillights indicates that the commuting tempo is picking up as the work day begins in mid-January.
A Pepsi-Cola “big rig” rolls inbound on Main Street at its intersection with Interstate-395 about 6:40 a.m. Vehicle head- and taillights indicates that the commuting tempo is picking up as the work day begins in mid-January.
Dunkin Donuts and commuters using the drive-through lane remain locked deep in shadow about 6:45 a.m. on a mid-January weekday
Dunkin Donuts and commuters using the drive-through lane remain locked deep in shadow about 6:45 a.m. on a mid-January weekday
The dawn light has not quite illuminated the Bangor Opera House or traffic awaiting a green light at Main and Water streets about 7 a.m. on a clear January weekday.
The dawn light has not quite illuminated the Bangor Opera House or traffic awaiting a green light at Main and Water streets about 7 a.m. on a clear January weekday. Buy Photo

In that quiet time between the fleeing night and the approaching day, Main Street in Bangor comes to life as the early birds head to work. The light and scenes change quickly as dawn illuminates the Dedham Hills to the southeast. Weekly Editor Brian Swartz recently chased the dawn along Main Street and photographed a city stirring on a beautiful mid-January morning.

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