dtla color

Downtown can seem oppressive sometimes, especially in the middle of the day when sunlight whitewashes everything to a drab sort of stoniness. All the interesting angles get lost in the haze, and even the prettiest buildings look like pale imitations of one another.

But at dusk and at dawn, shadows and sunbeams play with those same angles, forcing them into relief for an hour or two before the flatness of midday - or the blankness of night - starts creeping in. Bright colors bounce off windows, and the streets feel multidimensional and full of possibility.

This is when Chaucer and I like to walk, and when I like to run. This is some of what we see when we do: