it's all so murky.
I've only been here a couple of days so certainly haven't even begun to experience any real part of this great city, but I've been thinking that everything here just seems to be a little bit 'soft'. i have yet to see anything bright or sharp or crisp. i have not seen any fountains with crystal clear water reflecting the light. what i have seen are loads and loads of trees trying to scrub the air of the giant grey cloud that covers the area. i keep thinking that at some point the veil will be lifted....but I'm not sure that's going to happen.
either way, i'll be walking around with my eyes wide open ready to soak it all in.