Photo: Friday Night in the drought-striken Bei Jiang Riverbed

A companion photo to the one in the prior post, taken around 8:30 PM, Friday night.

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He wasn’t the only person down there. Couples wandered beneath the bridge arches, hid in its corners and shadows; groups of college-aged kids lit campfires and got high; here and there, grandparents wandered in circles, pointing out the few remaining stars to the one or two grandchildren trailing behind them.