No matter the air temperature last week, the sun still rose each morning over Wilson Street in Brewer. This time of year, the sun pops above the Dedham Hills in almost perfect alignment with the busy highway. The natural light changes by the minute, as Weekly Editor Brian Swartz discovered while chasing the rising sun “inbound” from Whiting Hill to the Brewer Shopping Center on one weekday dawn.
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Wilson Street dawn
Brian Swartz | BDN
At 6:55 a.m. on a bitterly cold Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, the rising sun has not quite touched the main building and new vehicles at Downeast Toyota on Wilson Street in Brewer. The thermometer hovered at -4 degrees; the wind blew a steady 10-15 miles per hour.
Posted Jan. 29, 2013, at 3:34 p.m.
A pickup driver inbound from Holden passes through the intersection of Wilson Street and Green Point Road in Brewer as sunlight touches buildings and signs at approximately 7:05 a.m. Buy Photo
The rising sun casts light and shadow across the traffic on Wilson Street in Brewer at 7:10 a.m. Buy Photo
The rising sun illuminates vehicles and traffic signs along Wilson Street in Brewer at approximately 7:15 a.m.
After stopping at the Brewer Wal-Mart, a BAT bus rolls through the intersection of Wilson Street and Parkway South in Brewer at approximately 7:15 a.m. The traffic tempo picks up about this time each day as commuters head to work and students to school.
Seeking hot coffee to ward off the bitter wind and below-zero temperatures, customers converge on the Dunkin Donuts at State and Wilson streets in Brewer at 7:20 a.m. A Texaco-branded service station stood on this site in the 1970s. Buy Photo