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On the right you can see the latest lighthouse in our city. Once it was a shoe factory. After many years of decay including some re-naturalization the property was an eyesore in that street. But during the last year one could see the refurbishing activities. Suddenly in summer the scaffolding was hidden behind a large curtain showing a painting by the late Artist James Rizzi. But that was only a preview picture for the coming glass facade. Meanwhile the 10 by 14 meters (33 by 46 feet) large painting "Nothing is as pretty as a Rizzi-City" was printed on the back sides of 31 individual glass plates. To my surprise, this work was done by a local firm. And then, at the end of October I spent two afternoons watching how heavy glass plates were carefully mounted at the wall. Apart from my person there was virtually no public interest on the side. If you are more interested, there is one short video on Vimeo as well as on YouTube.

The night the wall was decorated I took my tripod with me for the short walk the the building. I took a few disappointing night shots with too bright lights through the windows in a much too dark environment. But I knew, I had to come again by foggy weather (ideally with snow) to give the few lanterns a chance to brighten up the scene. Some days ago I woke up before dawn and ... it was foggy enough.

The image is brightened up by one aperture step, straightened, what helped also to reduce the noise, cropped, slightly color enhanced and compressed in the height to fit 3:2 photo format, then re-sized and sharpened.

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