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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 263: "Skylines." Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2010-05-19 8:01:11 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Skylines"

: Small or large, cities or otherwise. Panoramics & stitched entries are ok. Photos must contain man made buildings to qualify.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

Please note:

The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. HDR, stitching, or otherwise combining exposures in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.

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Jersey City from Manhattan at sunset. (I froze my tuckus off taking this shot)

2010-05-19 8:01:40 PM  

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2010-05-19 8:01:44 PM  
Metropolis with Light Pollution Full Size

Bigger (and worth it) Here (new window)
2010-05-19 8:01:50 PM Full Size

Millenium Park, Downtown Chicago
Taken with Nikon DX Fisheye lens f/2.8

Click for stupendous larger!

2010-05-19 8:01:55 PM  
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Pops Bigger

Mechanical Giraffes.
2010-05-19 8:02:03 PM  
Louisville, KY Full Size

Bigger (and worth it) Here (new window)
2010-05-19 8:02:09 PM

Simply must be clickitied to be appreciated. Obligatory 90 degree panoramic. Downtown Phoenix to left (north), Sky Harbor Airport center, a piece of South Mountain right (east). Pops to much more detailed (4.3 meg).

And crap!! Delete that first mistake! Damned copy buffer...
2010-05-19 8:02:12 PM  
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Leeds, from the train

2010-05-19 8:02:14 PM Full Size

Click for a Ginormous View of Lower Manhattan at Flickr

"Lower Manhattan Waterfront from Brooklyn Bridge Park"
(Stitched Panorama shot)

(It's HUGE, you've been warned)
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*****CLICK FOR 2000 X 787 PX*****
(trust me, the large size is pretty nice)

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Chicago, IL

2010-05-19 8:02:25 PM Full Size

The Bean, Downtown Chicago
Taken with Nikon DX Fisheye lens f/2.8

Click for glorious larger!

2010-05-19 8:02:32 PM  
Eye Over London Full Size

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City Center as viewed from the London Eye.
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Pops Bigger

Much wider shot of before.
2010-05-19 8:02:47 PM  
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A summer haboob (dust storm) from last year. Taken about at nearly sunset, the orange really really pops against the clear blue sky.
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Downtown Chicago at Night from Willis Tower

Click for larger!

2010-05-19 8:03:02 PM Full Size

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"Midtown Skyline on the Lake in Central Park"

2010-05-19 8:03:16 PM  

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On a cold winters day.
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The Riverfront Full Size

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A river-level view of the riverfront in Old Sacramento.
2010-05-19 8:03:43 PM  

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Lightning Striking Niagara Falls, Ontario

More shocking Bigr at Flickr

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NYC from the Empire State Building

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Chicago Vertigo

Not HDR, just perfect lighting, a borrowed fisheye, and some finely detailed curves tweaking
Vomit-inducing Bigr at Flickr

2010-05-19 8:04:32 PM  
*** CLICK FOR HUGE 4000 X 1035 PX VERSION***
large version pops to a new window. 1.3 mb.

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Peoria, IL

Seven vertical photos stitched in Photoshop.
I really like stitching vertical photos better than horizontal ones.

2010-05-19 8:05:11 PM  
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Harvest Time.

2010-05-19 8:05:27 PM  
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Beth Haim cemetery, Curacao

2010-05-19 8:05:28 PM  
Downtown by Air Full Size

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Pretty much all of the tall buildings in Sacramento, from about 2000'. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the city drops off to nothing in some directions.
2010-05-19 8:05:36 PM Full Size

Providence RI

2010-05-19 8:05:53 PM  
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Chicago - 32.5 miles

Distance measured on Google Earth. Hand held with a 70-300mm lens. Shot from the Indiana Dunes State Park.

2010-05-19 8:05:57 PM Full Size

Much bigger version where you can see a lot more- Link (new window)
2010-05-19 8:06:07 PM  

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Flowers for Algernon Skyscrapers

Chicago, Ill
Smell them Bigr at Flickr

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Shot from the White River Parkway

2010-05-19 8:08:36 PM  
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Golden Gate Bridge Skyline

Taken from the Alcatraz Ferry

2010-05-19 8:10:28 PM  
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St. Louis, MO from East St. Louis, IL

2010-05-19 8:11:22 PM Full Size

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Yes, The slum city of New Bedford is a national park!
2010-05-19 8:11:52 PM  
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Chicago, Illinois

2010-05-19 8:14:06 PM Full Size

Macau 2004


i don't know how to link to bigger
2010-05-19 8:14:08 PM  
Art or architecture?
Jerusalem, 1988 Full Size


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Sunrise over New York

2010-05-19 8:15:22 PM Full Size

Hong Kong 2004 Everything looks different now

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2010-05-19 8:16:14 PM  
Hell of a hotel room view, I tell you whut.
Cairo, 1988 Full Size


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San Francisco

2010-05-19 8:19:41 PM  
Oakland, CA
I went looking for San Francisco last week, but it was hiding in a cloud. It'll do that. Full Size


2010-05-19 8:20:22 PM  
Louisville on a Misty Night Full Size

Bigger (and worth it) Here (new window)
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NYC at Dusk

2010-05-19 8:24:02 PM Full Size

Hudson in the Rain

2010-05-19 8:33:30 PM  
Mods, if this isn't skyliney enough, feel free to delete. Full Size
2010-05-19 8:35:45 PM Full Size

Seattle, from Eliot Bay (The black building on the right is the tallest building in the city. Not the Space Needle. Shiesty camera angles.)
2010-05-19 8:36:40 PM Full Size

Bay Bridge, San Francisco CA (Coit Tower on the hill on the right, Berkeley on the left.)
2010-05-19 8:37:27 PM  
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Whittier Alaska skyline
click for larger
2010-05-19 8:37:33 PM Full Size

Alcatraz, San Francisco CA (clickr for biggr!)
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Juneau, Alaska harbor skyline
click for larger
2010-05-19 8:43:16 PM  
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Saxman, Alaska, totem skyline
shot with infrared-modified dSLR
click for larger
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San Diego, California

Click for embiggened, with USS Nimitz on the right
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Downtown Frankfort KY, from the old cemetery.
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Tampa FL Full Size

^clickr for bigger
2010-05-19 8:59:38 PM  
Again, feel free to delete if it isn't 'skyliney' enough. Full Size
2010-05-19 9:04:44 PM  
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Downtown Reykjavik

2010-05-19 9:20:55 PM Full Size
Portland, OR. Pops to much bigger and better.

2010-05-19 9:24:43 PM Full Size
Astoria, OR at dusk. Pops to much bigger and better.

2010-05-19 9:28:34 PM Full Size
Astoria, OR. Pops to much bigger and better.

2010-05-19 9:59:34 PM  

July lightning at midnight.
(Or: Slightly Too Close) Full Size

D60 | 18mm | f/5 | 30sec. | ISO 200

Full size.

2010-05-19 10:11:25 PM  

Late Spring over Woodstock Fair Full Size

D60 | 18mm | f/8 | 1/1600th | ISO 400

Full Size.

2010-05-19 10:47:35 PM  
San Francisco, Treasure Island and Berkeley
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Click the image for a bigger version in a new window.

This was taken from vista point on top of Twin Peaks in SF looking towards the east bay.
2010-05-19 10:53:45 PM  
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Stitched panoramosaic of the Onion Mountain Fire Lookout tower, near Grants Pass, Oregon. In 2006, the tower was not in use and was being rented out by the Forest Service for camping, but I understand that it is now back in service. Bigger tower here
2010-05-19 11:07:56 PM  
better late than never!

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Vegas view from the Stratosphere

2010-05-19 11:09:36 PM  
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Looking across the Elizabeth River to Metro Machine in Portsmouth, VA
2010-05-19 11:09:40 PM  
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Boston Skyline

2010-05-19 11:12:28 PM  
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and now for something completely different...
This is one of the piers at the infamous Jersey Shore. Yes where the guidos spent their summer getting drunk and beat up

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1/3 Full Size

Very big (new window)
The Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City Ca.

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2/3 Full Size

extra big (new window)
Also the Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City Ca.

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3/3 Full Size

Huge (new window)

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Seattle crossing over some train tracks
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Delicious LA smog...
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Mini-replica of downtown Baltimore, complete with stop signs, street signs, Fort McHenry, Legg Mason Tower, USS Constellation ship replica, and little roads for kids to drive around on. Wait, does one building constitute a skyline?
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Dawson City, Yukon Territory Full Size
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Looking south over the Tokyo suburbs to Mt. Fuji
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Shinobazu Pond, Ueno, Tokyo
2010-05-20 12:21:31 AM  
Florence Full Size
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^clickr for biggr
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How about a skyline for a ghost town?
2010-05-20 12:24:03 AM Full Size

Reflected skyline, Near Five Rise Locks, Bingley, West Yorkshire
2010-05-20 12:26:58 AM  
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Red Square, Moscow
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Rochester, NY

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Seoul, Korea
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Dublin, Ireland
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Rochester, NY

2010-05-20 12:40:24 AM  
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west texas skyline, tain't much man made in it but there is
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Chicago skyline at night

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Rochester, NY

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newark de
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Vegas, baby!

2010-05-20 1:04:03 AM  
I'm not a very good photographer, but i clicked this pic with my nexus one a few days ago and it seems relevant.
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2010-05-20 1:13:04 AM  
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This was taken looking west while standing outside of 3 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. The reason I'm standing outside of 3 Embaradero center is because I'm about to take MUNI home after lunch with my husband at a place called Orale! Orale! which is famous for burritos the size of a forearm.

It's not as spectacular as other images here of San Francisco, but I live here, so obviously I've taken for granted how photogenic my city can be.
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1) Gateway Full Size

Clickr for Flickr.
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2) Wet Night at CityNorth Full Size

Clickr for Flickr.
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3) Monsoon Storm over Mesa, AZ Full Size

Clickr for Flickr.
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Seattle, WA

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Canterbury, Kent Full Size

I was lucky enough to visit.
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Kyiv,Ukraine- looking across to the left bank
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Riga, Latvia
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From WTC in 2000
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Los Angeles
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Punta Del Diablo, Uruguay
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Coal Harbour misty morning (as seen in 2004, i.e. sans the giant downtown middle fingers of the Shaw Tower and the Shangri-La Tower). Vancouver, BC.

Bigger (& a bit differently cropped) at Flickr: Link (new window)
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Olympic Bridge in Seoul at sunset

bigger at flickr here
2010-05-20 2:12:28 AM Full Size

Seoul, South Korea

Bigger at flickr
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Harbour Centre tower & Waterfront Station, Vancouver, BC.

Bigger at Flickr: Link (new window)
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A couple kinds of towers, downtown Vancouver, BC.

Bigger at Flickr: Link (new window)
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Tacoma, WA
2010-05-20 2:43:39 AM  
Urban skyline

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2010-05-20 2:48:00 AM  
Yo dog, I herd you liked skylines, so I got you some cranes on a skyline so you could watch the skyline building a skyline in your skyline.

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A little bit of Vancouver
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Horsley Towers, "Victorian gothic Disneyland" in Surrey just south of London.
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Foggy morning, Vancouver
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Bucks New University, High Wycombe [that's England, UK, Europe, btw]
2010-05-20 3:38:42 AM Full Size

Centre of the Known Universe. St Paul's cathedral and the wobbly bridge.
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Downtown Honolulu as viewed from Punchbowl. 1600px version here.
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Seoul, Korea.
2010-05-20 5:15:01 AM  
Tujunga CA. September 1 2009

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Link (new window)

/forgot to enable voting
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2010-05-20 7:16:12 AM  
LGT extra big zoomy scrolly version
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Stockholm (click for Picasa)

My first Farktography entry. Not that there's much contest here, all these other pictures are so amazing!
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Paris 2010, from atop Notre Dame Cathedral

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Ciaro, 2009

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Reykjavik, 2008

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Washington DC as seen from the roof of the Kennedy Center.
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Quebec City, PQ
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The Royal York Hotel in Toronto, taken from the roof of Citibank place (legally).
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Looking up University Ave, from the 19th floor of Citibank Place.
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B&W Film - scanned 8x10
Click pic for flickr...
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Old San Juan, Puerto Rico taken from the walls of El Morro.
Click pic for flickr...
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Skyline of Atlanta, GA
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The original columns of the US Capitol at the National Arboretum

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A very hazy Istanbul (from the volcano fallout) taken last weekend

2010-05-20 11:58:12 AM  
Reluctantly, I submit the too washed-out Plaza hotel and Central Park South

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Seattle from Kerry Park
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Enron Building Houston
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Seattle sunrise from Alki Beach
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/My first entry
//Be merciful
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Bristol UK about 2006 sunrise over Bedminster lol
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1/3 Denver, CO

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2/3 Leadville, CO

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3/3 The towering skyline of the floating reed cities of Lake Titicaca

2010-05-20 4:09:56 PM  
Late to the party, but here we go anyway:

Hong Kong (click for Flickr) Full Size
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Vancouver, BC
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Des Moines skyline as seen from Gray's Lake park. Click for other sizes.
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Downtown Des Moines during blue hour. Shot outside of Hessen Haus. of beer.

Click for other sizes.
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Plzen, 1996, where they make Pilsner Urquell.

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Berlin, 1996

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A different view of the Palazzo, Vegas
2010-05-21 11:03:04 PM  
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/just to see if anyone gets it ....
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