Armed with a can of plum spray paint, Fernando Romero swiftly filled in a section of exposed gray stucco wall on an apartment building just off Temple University's main campus. Above him, another artist on a ladder added a skyline of black towers flanking huge green letters that spelled out: "Defend the Future."
It's a place where in mid-summer the sun never sets. The brilliant, gold-colored ball dips down on the horizon minutes before midnight and rises seconds later. You can play golf at midnight, read a newspaper, or sit on a hillside marveling at the spectacle unfolding before you.