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July 25: Palau Nacional 2

More Palau explorations.

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Another sandwiched stair, from above.

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The upper promenade around the Great Hall; suddenly I am compelled by the desire to run sprints.

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A widened balcony area by the organ.

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Don't press the red button. No. Stop! Get away from the button!

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An inviting but seemingly inaccessible lightwell, sprinkled with that quintessial pomo signifier, the 2x2 square window.

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But lo! Another dome!

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A neat little upper courtyard between that western dome and the Principal Dome.

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Through the little beam window appears to be an exterior space. An exterior space of mystery.

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This guardrail is very elegant in its simplicity. Note that while the posts have multiple shadows, the main rail appears to have a single, darker shadow, presumably because the lights washing the wall are in line parallel to the rail.

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But lo! The western dome again! But rotated 90°!

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Sculpture silhouettes.

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A caged view of the Principal Dome.

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A fortuitous arrangement of passersby.

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What a curious insertion this wall with the O opening is.

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A forest of arches.

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The underside of the balcony by the organ in the Great Hall, rather calmer than the coffered dome beyond.

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Structures sun.

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A distinctly not-too-shabby view out the front of the Palau: clear across the city and up to Tibidabo.