When I was a kid my Grandpa used to tease us:
“You’re a good boy.”
Very long pause.
“When you’re asleep!”
I feel the same way about Chicago’s loop.
During a regular work day, when the streets are bustling with people and traffic, being downtown generally makes me want to run to a quiet, peaceful place. But early in the morning, when most of the world is still in bed, the loop is wonderful. Almost surreal.
I guess you could say the loop is good . . . when everyone else is sleeping.