The edges of downtown fray rather quickly. A few blocks off the downtown mall puts you in the working areas. There you'll find the side streets, back streets, back doors, back walls, small businesses, apartments, parking lots, restaurants, unfinished buildings, and the daily life of the city. From the tops of the parking garages you can scan the surroundings and see the rooftop lawns and a bit of the countryside. There is a lot of grit downtown, and a bit of beauty, and some golden sunlight in the afternoon.
Gear Photos were shot with a Nikon D750 paired with a Zeiss Milvus 35 mm f/2.0, or paired with a Nikkor 85 mm f/2.0.