Affected by jet lag, I woke up early one morning. I realized the majority of my time was to be spent in meetings and decided to get up early and take a quick walk down to the Bund. I had been there the day before and the place was packed with locals and tourists alike. There were vendors selling their tchotchkes.
But around 5:00 in the morning and this is another place. It was quiet and serene. There were some people walking along the waterfront, but most people were cleaning and sweeping and preparing for the busy day ahead.
The sun had already risen, and the air made for a beautiful sunrise.