Ed is an inspector for Verizon. What I thought were sewers beneath G St, actually resembled a snake pit. Hundreds and thousands of cables and conduits carrying electric and information are packed under the streets. When the manhole cover is lifted there is only enough of a narrow path for Ed to climb through while inspecting subterranean communication lines.
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Homeless from Tokyo
This is Deru, a Japanese immigrant whose hometown is about 30 minutes north of Tokyo. He can't speak English well at all, maybe a few words. This may or may not be one of the reasons he sits on the bench and talks to himself.