A January 4th 2011 walkabout
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A January 4th 2011 walkabout

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January 4 - 2011

On todays walk I discovered an already dirty snow with few people around and the city rhythm slowly returning to normal

The places chosen this time were the park near the Cathedral (with a multiple goodbye :) to Santa, preparing to go to the good kids where the calendar wasn't reformed) and a last one with some geometric art somebody found funny to place in the city

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