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This is a follow-up to yesterday's posting (Earthquake!), showing a portion of the colonnades of the actual Palace of Fine Arts (as opposed to the Jello rendition in Earthquake). You can see how the design emulates a decaying Roman ruin, as contemplated by its architect, Bernard Maybeck. Maybeck originally intended for plantings to hang over the tops of the colonnades, overgrown and cascading around the figures, but the budget for the building for the 1915 Pan/Pacific Exposition was overrun and the plants were never put in (see links in Earthquake for more info on the history of the Palace and on Maybeck).

Technical: Light levels adjusted slightly, and sharpening added.

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