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Fall in the city 

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Morning Run

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With jet lag you can get a lot of stuff done by 5 am.

So last week I tried to take advantage and get in some early runs before my natural tendency to sleep rules and I get more settled….

A few notes on the pictures:

The sky was remarkably blue, due to some recent torrential rains the past few days.

The roads were remarkably unpopulated at 5 am.

Demolition zone–on every other block.

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The nearly complete rehabbed government square.  Can you spot the defective computerized image on the pillars?

And the next day I ran the images were all of somebody’s generic HP desktop.

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The construction workers were filing in underneath to start work on this impressive structure.  I don’t see any signs about “Injury-free days” around here.

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The vendors selling things to people about to get on long distance buses to recreation areas outside the city were busy.

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Sidewalk art.

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Wedding processions start early.  Note the flower-decorated car at the front of the line. The blue-and-white building is the entrance to the Muslim meat market, where you can get best-quality cuts of beef and lamb.

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I thought this construction wall advert was cute.

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In contrast, I (try not to) daydream about my trail runs in the northern Minnesota Boundary Waters about 6 weeks ago….

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