Back Yard Patio Challenge

We were recently asked to replicate a patio our client found a picture of in a magazine.It was a bit of a challenge due to the small space and slope of the back yard. We had to build a retaining wall get the level area for the patio. They also wanted a seating wall with columns to accent the area.
View from deck of drainage dry creek bed
finished view from deck.
retaining wall first runs. Compacting the surface with a vibrator compactor.
work in progress
back of the retaining wall
You can see from this angle the difference in level from the ground and the seating wall side

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