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Spiral decor

[Odawara, Japan]
Odarawa castle gate’s roof: amazing balance between level of details and simplicity.

Forest Canyon Overlook

[Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA]
On the Train Ridge Road (US34) – experiencing alpine tundra and waiting for more stormy clouds. Stop #5 – Forest Canyon Overlook.
For sure Train Ridge Road is one of the most scenic America’s roads and the highest continuous highway in USA. It was not possible to get much further, as the road was still closed for winter season (picture taken in May).
Quite unusual to get at this elevation (11716 feet, which is over 3,5km) with such comfortable road.

Autopista Nacional

[Cuba]
During short break on Havana – Trinidad route: Eco-romantic version of highway.

Missing part

[Athens, Greece]
Acropolis Restoration Project by wikipedia:
The Project began in 1975 and is now nearing completion. The aim of the restoration was to reverse the decay of centuries of attrition, pollution, destruction by acts of war, and misguided past restorations. The project included collection and identification of all stone fragments, even small ones, from the Acropolis and its slopes and the attempt was made to restore as much as possible using reassembled original material – with new marble from Mount Penteli used sparingly. All restoration was made using titanium dowels and is designed to be completely reversible, in case future experts decide to change things. A combination of cutting-edge modern technology and extensive research and reinvention of ancient techniques were used.
… A total of 2,675 tons of architectural members were restored, with 686 stones reassembled from fragments of the originals, 905 patched with new marble, and 186 parts made entirely of new marble. A total of 530 cubic meters of new Pentelic marble were used.

Hotel@night

[San Francisco, California, USA]
Night photo session after exhausting day is (usually) very relaxing – try it.
The Westin St. Francis hotel at Union Square treated by long exposure.

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Westin St. Francis hotel at Union Square