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City Hall (2), Golden Hall
29-AUG-2012

City Hall (2), Golden Hall

The Byzantine-inspired mosaics covering this entire enormous hall contain 19 million fragments of gold leaf. This wall depicts the Queen of Lake Mälaren. The figures on the left represent the West, including the Statue of Liberty, and those on the right represent the East, with such famous icons as Aya Sofya in Istanbul.

I replaced the image that was originally here with this one for a bit more detail.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/80s f/5.0 at 62.0mm iso1250 full exif

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Stephanie10-Sep-2012 12:39
MAGNIFICENT!!! V
Peter Sussex08-Sep-2012 19:09
Wonderful in one way, oppressive on the other.But really an outstanding interior. V
janescottcumming08-Sep-2012 19:05
A fascinating piece of work!
William Barletta08-Sep-2012 16:48
That is pretty wild!