Sometimes it's the last-second, what-the-hell-why-not shot that you wind up liking. Of course in hindsight I should have taken a few more seconds to compose it a little better, but it will do for now. I was just reading something earlier this week about the importance of including people just to give a sense of scale, and this is a step. That random beam sticking up there is apparently some kind of extremely minimalist sculpture - not a flag pole or anything else of any discernible practical use. There is a bit of graffiti near the top that some intrepid soul applied - that's about 10-15 meters up:
And yes, the sky and clouds really were that color (looking away from the bridge, where the sun was setting to the west).