This is more than a city. Everyone is hypnotized.

 


 

Houses and monuments carry long strands of junk DNA. Some buildings have recently been removed, others have been added. A river laps softly. Towers profile their silhouettes against a summer sky.

 


 

Semicircles, columns, public rounds and cypress trees. My guide stops to demonstrate where heat is collected, or how shade is provided. The noise of construction follows us.