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Parliament, Budapest, Hungary at night by Levente

The Hungarian Parliament building at night, Budapest, Hungary

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movement by maxrobeyns

a composite of two images of the platform leading to the new crossrail station in canary wharf. The first one is a sharp one of the scene, and the second is a long exposure taken while zooming in. The images were then composited in photoshop, giving the scene a sense of motion around the edges, while keeping the centre sharp.

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The view from Montjuïc Hill by neobit

Barcelona’s Montjuïc is a broad shallow hill with a relatively flat top overlooking the harbour, to the southwest of the city centre.
Naturally wooded, the slopes of the Montjuïc were traditionally used to grow food and graze animals by the people of the neighbouring Ciutat Vella. In the 1890s, the forests were partially cleared, opening space for parklands. The site was selected to host the 1929 International Exposition (a World’s Fair), for which the first large-scale construction on the hill began. The surviving buildings from this effort include the grand Palau Nacional, the Estadi Olímpic (the Olympic stadium), the ornate Font Màgica fountains, and a grand staircase leading up from the foot of Montjuïc at the south end of the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, past the Font Màgica and through the Plaça del Marquès de Foronda and the Plaça de les Cascades to the Palau Nacional.

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The view from Montjuïc Hill by neobit

Barcelona’s Montjuïc is a broad shallow hill with a relatively flat top overlooking the harbour, to the southwest of the city centre.
Naturally wooded, the slopes of the Montjuïc were traditionally used to grow food and graze animals by the people of the neighbouring Ciutat Vella. In the 1890s, the forests were partially cleared, opening space for parklands. The site was selected to host the 1929 International Exposition (a World’s Fair), for which the first large-scale construction on the hill began. The surviving buildings from this effort include the grand Palau Nacional, the Estadi Olímpic (the Olympic stadium), the ornate Font Màgica fountains, and a grand staircase leading up from the foot of Montjuïc at the south end of the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, past the Font Màgica and through the Plaça del Marquès de Foronda and the Plaça de les Cascades to the Palau Nacional.
The Four Columns (“Les Quatre Columnes”) are four Ionic columns originally created by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in Barcelona, Catalonia. They were erected in 1919, where the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc now stands.
They symbolized the four stripes of the Catalan senyera, and they were intended to become one of the main icons of Catalanism. Because of this, they were demolished in 1928 during Primo de Rivera’s dictatorship, when all public Catalanist symbols were systematically removed in order to avoid their being noticed during the 1929 Universal Exposition, which was to take place on Montjuïc.

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