Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 24

You’re in for a treat this time. You’re going to see some rather unique architecture, as well as a very orange sunset. Definitely some more interesting photos in this group, and more in the future.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos.

River

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The world

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Public art

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The world behind glass mountains

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Mt Fuji sunset from Yokohama, no filter

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One going up, one going down

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Mild air conditioned car – Sotetsu Line

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Stairs going up

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Smoking next to the no smoking sign

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Stairs down

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

Thank you very much for the votes. Please leave a comment with your reasons for voting the way you did. I’m curious about how people feel about the pictures.

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