Twilight is an amazing time of day. Before sunlight becomes moonlight, strange things can be seenâ€”especially when lights shine through glass. I journeyed across the Bosporus at Istanbul and watched rain outside the boat's window, changing an impression of Hydarpasha Train Station
as we sailed past. I found a museum
that featured a moving ceiling where layers of flat glass tilted at different angles while people walked through the entrance toward walls of sheer crystal. I discovered the Marina cafe near the Marmara Sea as boat lights blazed inward through the cafe's windows and reflected off a glass of tea. I walked down a twilight street and discovered a florist with all varieties and colors of blooms grouped behind the plate glass storefront. They framed the owner who sat within. Nearby, a dress boutique displayed elegant gowns and hair adornments behind a glass barrier so polished it could barely be seen. Twilight illumines even everyday things.