Less is More

Arguably still the most sublimely uncomplicated and beautiful example of modern architecture sits at the foot of Mont Juic in Barcelona city in Catalunya, Spain.

The German Pavilion, constructed for the Barcelona International Exposition of 1929, was designed by German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Hiroshima – 6 Aug 1945

Today, 69 years ago…..70,000 men, women and children died instantly, when an atomic bomb was dropped onto Hiroshima city, Japan.

Another 50,000 were similarly killed in Nagasaki city, 400km away, when another bomb was dropped 3 days later.

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My favorite photos – sometimes you get lucky

Taj Mahal… fixated within the main gateway by the first sight of this wonder, I then found myself surrounded by a throng of Rajasthani gentlemen.  Fortunately I had the presence of mind to squeeze off a shot.

 Later a sudden rainstorm clears the crowds and brought in this wonderful light and backdrop – Royal Tomb of the Taj Mahal, seen from the West pavilion (mosque) with the Yamuna River behind on the left….

Taj side 16

(Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 24mm F2.8, Kodachrome 64, Aug ’78)

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