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the town hall Ipswich

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A: the stairs cityhall

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the stairs cityhall

B: Ipswich Night - Christmas lights

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Ipswich Night - Christmas lights

C: Christmas fever on the street

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Christmas fever on the street

D: Cornhill in the night

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at 7 PM is already night and the empty streets are inviting to photgraphy

Cornhill in the night

E: Arcade street in the rain

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arcade street ipswich suffolk

Arcade street in the rain

F: Buttermarket street Ipswich near Giles statue

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Buttermarket street Ipswich handheld

Buttermarket street Ipswich near Giles statue

G: Giles monument - ipswich

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As the end of the world hasn't come, neither a dramatic change of behaviour of the humans, I took a p...

Giles monument - ipswich

H: Giles statue - Ipswich, Suffolk

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Giles statue - Ipswich, Suffolk

I: Ipswich, covered passage

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Ipswich, covered passage

J: The Walk Ipswich

Par Carl Lamb, à 90 mètres

The Walk Ipswich

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