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The Dr. James D. Hoskins and H.B. Jarnagin Bridge, which carries State Route 92 across Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tennessee.

Featured: January 20, 2023

Photographed: October 15, 2022


Tom's Restaurant, located in the Morningside neighborhood of Manhattan, at the intersection of West 122nd Street and Broadway.

Featured: January 13, 2023

Photographed: January 6, 2023

Notes: The south facade of this restaurant featured prominently in the Seinfeld television series.


Cobblestones form the surface of Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia's Shockoe Bottom neighborhood.

Featured: January 6, 2023

Photographed: March 10, 2003


A section of the salesfloor at the Walmart Supercenter in Winchester, Virginia is cordoned off for construction work, likely to replace a refrigerated case.

Featured: December 30, 2022

Photographed: September 1, 2022


A notepad containing a shopping list lays abandoned on top of a counter at the Harris Teeter grocery store in Olney, Maryland.

Featured: December 22, 2022

Photographed: September 27, 2022


Connector for a hose at a fish cleaning table on a dock near the intersection of 3rd Street and Chicago Avenue in Ocean City, Maryland.

Featured: December 15, 2022

Photographed: September 9, 2022


Survey measuring point on the top of a retaining wall on Coles Run Dam in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.

Featured: December 9, 2022

Photographed: June 4, 2022


A Jeep Renegade is parked on the shoulder along westbound Interstate 40 at the border between Roane and Cumberland Counties in eastern Tennessee.

Featured: December 1, 2022

Photographed: October 13, 2022

Notes: This Jeep Renegade was our rental car, which we took on our trip to Tennessee following the untimely demise of my HR-V in an accident a few days prior. We stopped here in order to get photos of and with the sign denoting that we were entering the Central time zone.


The Wilkes Tunnel, which carries pedestrian and bicycle traffic beneath Wilkes Street between Royal and Lee Streets in Alexandria, Virginia.

Featured: November 25, 2022

Photographed: November 23, 2022


Faded and cracked stop sign at the Apple Valley Square shopping center in Winchester, Virginia.

Featured: November 18, 2022

Photographed: October 12, 2022


Overhead view of the intersection between Montgomery Village Avenue, Christopher Avenue, and Lost Knife Road in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: November 9, 2022

Photographed: November 1, 2022

Notes: This is the intersection where my HR-V was t-boned on October 9, 2022. In this orientation, I was traveling from the bottom of the photo towards the top, and the striking vehicle came from the left.


Graffiti message that reads, "Every day is a bonus," on a concrete wall in Crossville, Tennessee.

Featured: November 2, 2022

Photographed: October 13, 2022


Storm clouds arrive over Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: October 27, 2022

Photographed: July 28, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A trip to New Jersey with Elyse and Woomy…" in the Journal.


A chain is padlocked around an entrance gate at the West Falls Church Metro station after the system has closed for the night.

Featured: October 19, 2022

Photographed: September 11, 2022


A 2018 Honda HR-V, parked outside Staunton Mall following a drone flight around the property.

Featured: October 12, 2022

Photographed: August 11, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "An unexpected Staunton Mall update…" in the Journal.


A Silver Line train prepares to depart Ballston-MU station in Arlington, Virginia on its way towards Washington, DC.

Featured: October 5, 2022

Photographed: September 24, 2022


Adopt-a-Highway sign placed in honor of Paul Jones along Delaware Route 1 in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Featured: September 28, 2022

Photographed: September 9, 2022


Homemade road signs and a reflector attached to a tree along Route 641 in Roxbury, Pennsylvania, warning drivers to slow down due to a hidden driveway nearby.

Featured: September 22, 2022

Photographed: July 15, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A day up in Pennsylvania..." in the Journal.


Highway sign promoting industrial sites in Augusta County in the middle of a field near Interstate 81 in Verona, Virginia.

Featured: September 14, 2022

Photographed: September 13, 2022


Clouds over the Delaware River between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey.

Featured: September 9, 2022

Photographed:

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A trip to New Jersey with Elyse and Woomy…" in the Journal.


Grosvenor Tower, an apartment building on Grosvenor Place in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Featured: September 3, 2022

Photographed: August 26, 2022


Traffic signal at an intersection in Derwood, Maryland.

Featured: August 26, 2022

Photographed: July 14, 2022


Woomy the octopus sits on porch swing at a house in Roanoke, Virginia.

Featured: August 19, 2022

Photographed: December 10, 2021


The Belk wing at Staunton Mall, undergoing demolition as part of a redevelopment of the property.

Featured: August 12, 2022

Photographed: August 11, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "An unexpected Staunton Mall update…" in the Journal.


Autocall fire alarm pull station at the Whole Foods Market store in Towson, Maryland.

Featured: August 5, 2022

Photographed: June 16, 2022

Notes: The astute observer will notice that these pull stations are identical to ones manufactured by Simplex. Both Autocall and Simplex are owned by the same parent company, Tyco. Additionally, for more photos from this day, see this album on Flickr.


The twin spans of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which carry Interstate 295 across the Delaware River between New Castle, Delaware and Pennsville Township, New Jersey.

Featured: July 29, 2022

Photographed: July 28, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A trip to New Jersey with Elyse and Woomy…" in the Journal.


United States Geological Survey benchmark outside of a small store in Roxbury, Pennsylvania.

Featured: July 22, 2022

Photographed: July 15, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A day up in Pennsylvania..." in the Journal.


Bus stop flags for Metrobus and Ride On routes near the intersection of Nicholson Lane and Nebel Street in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: July 15, 2022

Photographed: July 14, 2022


Staunton Reservoir, a small lake in the George Washington National Forest near Churchville, Virginia.  This reservoir functions as the source of drinking water for the nearby city of Staunton.

Featured: July 8, 2022

Photographed: June 3, 2022


Flags for the United States and the state of New Jersey fly from a flagpole at the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Featured: July 1, 2022

Photographed: January 29, 2021


The Francis Scott Key Bridge, which carries Interstate 695 over the Patapsco River in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: June 24, 2022

Photographed: June 16, 2022


Sign for the Ward Plaza shopping center in Winchester, Virginia.

Featured: June 18, 2022

Photographed: June 17, 2022

Notes: This subject previously appeared as the photo feature on June 20, 2019.


The container ship Ever Forward, aground in the Chesapeake Bay near Pasadena, Maryland.

Featured: June 11, 2022

Photographed: March 25, 2022


Nutritional information printed in Turkish on the cap of a bottle of Pepsi.

Featured: June 3, 2022

Photographed: May 20, 2022


Stained glass in a corner stairwell at the Mormon Temple in Kensington, Maryland.

Featured: May 27, 2022

Photographed: April 28, 2022


Sign for CoStar on the side of 501 South 5th Street in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: May 20, 2022

Photographed: April 16, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "A weekend trip to Richmond…" in the Journal.


Bagel dyed to match the colors of the Maryland state flag in honor of Maryland Day, which commemorates the date that the first European settlers landed in what is now Maryland.

Featured: May 13, 2022

Photographed: March 29, 2022


Empty floor inside an office building in downtown Washington, DC.

Featured: May 6, 2022

Photographed: May 5, 2022


Room 0212 at Zane Showker Hall, a building on the campus of James Madison University.

Featured: April 29, 2022

Photographed: March 10, 2022

Notes: Prior to the renovation of Zane Showker Hall in the early 2020s, this room was numbered G5.


Railroad crossing sign in an industrial area of Hopewell, Virginia.

Featured: April 22, 2022

Photographed: April 15, 2022

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "A weekend trip to Richmond…" in the Journal.


Street light at the intersection of Jennings Chapel Road and Maryland Route 97 in Howard County, Maryland.  The purple color of the light is caused by a manufacturing defect in the coating on the bulbs.

Featured: April 15, 2022

Photographed: April 8, 2022


Aerial view of Lakeforest Mall, an enclosed shopping center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: April 8, 2022

Photographed: March 4, 2022


Steam emits from a smokestack at the WestRock paper mill in Covington, Virginia.

Featured: April 1, 2022

Photographed: March 11, 2022


Sign for Graffiti Bar, a drinking establishment in the back of Sampan, an Asian restaurant on South 13th Street in Philadelphia's Midtown Village neighborhood.

Featured: March 25, 2022

Photographed: October 4, 2021


The petals of a rose in a prepackaged bouquet at a grocery store in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: March 18, 2022

Photographed: March 17, 2022


Beets for sale at a farmers' market in downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: March 11, 2022

Photographed: December 11, 2021


Trinity United Methodist Church, at 215 South Sycamore Street in Petersburg, Virginia.

Featured: March 5, 2022

Photographed: October 15, 2021


Stem of a Granny Smith apple at a Giant Food store in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: February 26, 2022

Photographed: February 25, 2022

Notes: This is the first photo feature to use content captured with my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra phone.


A dollop of topical anesthetic on the end of a cotton swab at a dental practice in Washington, DC.

Featured: February 18, 2022

Photographed: February 17, 2022

Notes: For those wondering, I was having a scaling procedure done on some of my upper teeth, and novocaine is typically given prior to treatment.


Reassurance marker for US 301 northbound on South Crater Road in Petersburg, Virginia.

Featured: February 12, 2022

Photographed: October 15, 2021