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Golden Hour at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse
California
The Santa Barbara County Courthouse has been called the most beautiful government building in the United States. I can't say that I have seen them all, but I sure have not seen any others that come close. The fountan by the base of the arch, "The Spirit of the Ocean Fountain" recently underwent a major restoration. Originally carved in 1927, it was showing its age. The original stone fountain has been moved to the basement of the courthouse, with seven huge sandstone blocks painstakingly carved to replicate the original.
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Richard Hart
Santabarbaracourtbalcony
Richard Hart
Santa Barbara court balcony
Bill Heller
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Mural Room
Bill Heller
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens Sunset
Bill Heller
Courthouse Gardens - Figueroa Side
Bill Heller
El Paseo Courtyard
Bill Heller
El Paseo Courtyard Under the Orange Tree
Bill Heller
Alice Keck Park's Australian Tea Tree
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Evening over Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
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Evening Over Alice Keck Park in the Trees
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Santa Barbara Unitarian Society Church
Bill Heller
Queen of the Missions at Twilight
Jan Koehn
Ultralight aviation
Jan Koehn
Ultralight aviation 2
Michael Pop
Seafood at the Mercado Olivar in Palma de Mallorca
Andrea Biffi
sotto i portici di Palazzo Gotico
Jürgen Schrader
Mount Whitney at sunrise
Michael Pop
Road to Sa Calobra in Mallorca
Victor Pilups
Bygdin Lake
Glen Claydon
Between Annupuri and Niseko Village - Highside
Martin Hertel
St Martin - No 23
Lars Gabrysch
Behind the castle babelsberg - Potsdam - Germany
Michael Pop
Passeo Maritimo harbour seen from Castel de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Divnogore. Monastery. Cave church. Interior. 2. (2010)
Bill Heller
Getty Center Fountain Sunset
Bill Heller
The Getty Garden
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Goleta Pier Sunset View
Bill Heller
Santa Barbara Mission Kitchen
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens Sunset
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I Modnnari XXVI from the Mission Steps at the Height of the Festival
Bill Heller
By the Deep End
Bill Heller
Church of the Wayfarer - Twilight
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Childrens' Squares at the 2012 I Modnnari Street Painting Festival
Bill Heller
Pacifica Graduate Institute Organic Garden East Side
Bill Heller
Santa Barbara Unitarian Society Church
Bill Heller
Sunset on the Goleta Pier
Mer om USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.