The early morning is practically a different world. I was a visitor there for a little over a year, for the duration of my time on the overnight shift. While the streets of downtown at 7:44 AM are as familiar as any other time of the day, the atmosphere and sense of presence is totally different than what you'd find at a more reasonable hour. People, still groggy, are flowing into the downtown core like water coursing through an aqueduct, and the still-rising sun casts a strangely altered light on the new day.
Sometimes in parts it gets purely steamy.
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