Solstice-2012 Ipswich town hall
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Solstice-2012 Ipswich town hall

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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 pano-walk through Ipswich and discovered the Christmas preparations people do


One shot processed as hdr to deal with the dynamic.


Canon 5D/ NN3/ Giottos

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A: team building at countryside

by Valentin Arfire, less than 10 meters away

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B: council suffolk

by Valentin Arfire, 50 meters away

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C: Saint Mary Church Elm Street Ipswich

by Valentin Arfire, 120 meters away

Saint Mary Church Elm Street Ipswich

D: the churchyard

by Valentin Arfire, 120 meters away

near one of the oldest buildings is the churchyard

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E: church interior

by Valentin Arfire, 140 meters away

a charming and welcoming church

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F: Saint Mary Elms

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G: Elm street Ipswich

by Valentin Arfire, 170 meters away

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H: museum_street_ipswich

by Valentin Arfire, 180 meters away

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I: Ipswich town stadium - Ramsey statue

by Valentin Arfire, 180 meters away

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J: passage undergraound - last 2012 selfportrait

by Valentin Arfire, 190 meters away

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