In the early morning, the light is low and changing, throwing shadows and glowing on stonework.
For the photographer, empty squares allow a selection of angles and easy passage. It’s also very peaceful.
Friends, or are they associates, can be seen stopping for conversations then moving on to their workplaces or the market. You get to see them apparently more relaxed, maybe less irritated by the solitary photographer.
As the streets start to fill, you time your run to find a table for that coffee and pastry that will be your breakfast, hoping the barman who still believes this town does indeed belong to him, is still good humoured.
Then back out to the streets, once more part of the problem. Better take a walk in the hills before the sun gets too high.
Here are a few photos from such a morning in Trogir, Croatia.