Spectacular double rainbow captured on camera in New Brighton

Lynn Taylor captured this spectacular photograph of a double rainbow in New Brighton earlier today.

Image courtesy of Lynn Taylor.

In a post on the local interest Facebook group Wirral Re-visited – Pictures Old & New, Lynn said, “The colours were much more vivid in reality.”

birkenhead.news spoke to Lynn and she said that she was walking down the prom and quite a few people were standing still, facing her and taking photos, “So I turned around to see what was going on, to see what everybody was taking photographs of and I turned around and saw a beautiful sight!”

The left of the image shows the splendid Victorian villas overlooking Magazine Promenade with the rainbows arching over the cranes on the other side of the river at Seaforth docks and touching down right by a wind turbine on the Liverpool shore, prompting Lin Horrocks to comment that it looked “like a rainbow bridge between the Wirral and Liverpool.”

Lynn Taylor said that the rainbow didn’t last long and she only had time to get one photo. She said, “It appeared firstly before we had any rain, it was very faint at that point and not in the full arc that later appeared. It was a little while later that we saw it in all its glory.”

Lynn’s final words were, “It soon began to fade”, echoing the sentiments of W. Somerset Maugham when he said, “Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.”