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Graffiti Gallery
Los Angeles

Walking through a graffiti gallery under the Broadway Street Bridge. The Spring Street Bridge is visible in the left arch.

Copyright: Pete Babij
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 23400x11700
Subida: 12/02/2013
Actualizado: 28/02/2013
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Tags: river; water; bridge; grafitti; art; train
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