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I haven't posted tilt in a while, time to correct that. also time to take a little break from Chile photos. so here's a scene from Boston with statue of John Copley in the foreground and the John Hancock Tower rising in the background. no grand landscape, no striking portrait, just little details that I like. and the blue sky, of course.

for information: John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815) was an American painter, famous for his portrait paintings of important figures in colonial New England, depicting in particular middle-class subjects. in line with current focus on real estate market, a piece of information on John Copley - he once owned a house on Beacon Hill, the most beautiful area in Boston, but sold it without knowing that the Massachusetts State House would be buill very near to the area, which would make his house much, much more valuable. after the contract was signed he learned that the purchasers knew of a project, and tried to to annul the arrangement. he did not succeed, and mourned the loss of the property for the rest of his life.

the John Hancock Tower, is a 60-story, 241m (790-foot) tallest skyscraper in Boston, designed by I.M. Pei and Henry N. Cobb, and was completed in 1976. the Tower is an example of real estate crisis in the US - in 2006, it was acquired for $1.3 billion. by 2009, the owners had defaulted on the loans they used to buy the building, and it fell into foreclosure. on March 30, 2009, Hancock Place was sold at auction for $660.

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RAW, ISO 100, 20mm focal length, spot metering.

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