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The Pearl holds a significant place in the history of La Paz, which was a sizable pearling center until a disease wiped out the oysters in the 1940s. John Steinbeck wrote of them -- both in the dramatic fable, "The Pearl," in which a humble man finds riches but loses everything, and in his "Log from the Sea of Cortez," where he wrote, "The robes of the Spanish kings and the stoles of bishops in Rome were stiff with the pearls from La Paz."

This sculpture is the newest to be installed on the Malecón Paceño. It's rather large, and the highly-polished "pearl" provides endless opportunities for creative photography.

Question for those with an opinion -- I worry that I have over-sharpened this image. Your thoughts, please?

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Additional Photos by Russ Ham (EstudioChispa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 76 N: 434] (1898)
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