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June in a mist fan

Summer on the Santiago Metro

At the risk of annoying my friends dealing with the snow back home, I have to mention how hot it is here. You sit outside without shade for 15 minutes, you’ll get a sun burn. When the water cuts out (which it has twice in the last month) you begin bartering with the devil for a single bottle. There’s been times I’ve considered shorts and t-shirt entirely too much clothing for an office.

They use an interesting method of cooling down the metro system, mist fans. This photo was actually taken a few months ago, June would now spontaneously combust if she wore pants. I guess it’s so dry here that airborn water isn’t really a concern for long term maintenance. I’m not sure people in downtown Toronto would be okay with this, but it’s welcome here.June in a mist fan