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Detail of a sunflower made out of marshmallow Peeps and chocolate chips, on display at a Peeps-themed art show in Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: April 12, 2021

Photographed: April 5, 2021


Temporary wooden street signs at the intersection of Carl D. Silver Parkway and Haymarket Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Featured: April 5, 2021

Photographed: June 4, 2020


The Simpson Tower, at the corner of Queen and Bay Streets in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Featured: March 30, 2021

Photographed: April 15, 2019

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "Toronto 2019" in Life and Times.


Former Kmart store in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Featured: March 22, 2021

Photographed: April 3, 2020

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "A trip out to Hampton Roads…" in the Journal.


Former Toys "R" Us shopping cart in an aisle at the Food Star supermarket in Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia, itself housed in a former Toys "R" Us building.

Featured: March 15, 2021

Photographed: January 28, 2021


Mobile phone tower above downtown Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: March 8, 2021

Photographed: December 11, 2020


Guide sign for the interchange with US 33 on southbound Interstate 295 near Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: March 1, 2021

Photographed:

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "A trip out to Hampton Roads…" in the Journal.


Facade of the former Sheraton hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Featured: February 23, 2021

Photographed: January 28, 2021


Disclaimer sign on a rack of face masks at the Zumiez store in Columbia, Maryland.

Featured: February 16, 2021

Photographed: February 12, 2021


U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey benchmark at the Williamsburg, Virginia Transportation Center.

Featured: February 7, 2021

Photographed: April 6, 2020


Federal Signal Modulator siren, along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Featured: January 31, 2021

Photographed: January 15, 2021


The SS United States, behind a fence along Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia.

Featured: January 23, 2021

Photographed: January 14, 2021


The grave of Paul Revere at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts.

Featured: January 15, 2021

Photographed: May 30, 2010

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Boston Megaraid" in Life and Times.


Neon sign at the Ingleside, a golf course and former resort in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: January 8, 2021

Photographed: December 10, 2020


Camera on a tripod, photographing Burnt Mills Dam in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: January 1, 2021

Photographed: March 29, 2020


Subway restaurant in the Goshen Plaza shopping center in Montgomery Village, Maryland, after closing.

Featured: December 25, 2020

Photographed: November 6, 2020


Buckingham Branch locomotive 13 idles on a track near downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: December 18, 2020

Photographed: December 10, 2020


Platform at East Falls Church station, on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro system.

Featured: December 11, 2020

Photographed: November 17, 2020


International S-100 truck outside of Lone Oak Farm Brewing Company in Olney, Maryland.

Featured: December 4, 2020

Photographed: December 3, 2020


Traffic signals on a large gantry spanning the intersection of Fairfax County Parkway and Sunrise Valley Road in Reston, Virginia.

Featured: November 28, 2020

Photographed: November 20, 2020


Federal Signal Thunderbolt siren on Waterloo Road in Jessup, Maryland.

Featured: November 20, 2020

Photographed: November 19, 2020


Exit sign at the South Mountain rest area in Frederick County, Maryland.

Featured: November 15, 2020

Photographed: November 13, 2020


A DJI Mavic Mini drone hovers over a parking lot in Leesburg, Virginia.

Featured: November 7, 2020

Photographed: November 6, 2020


Activated fire alarm pull station at a former motel in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured: October 30, 2020

Photographed: October 29, 2020

Notes: This was taken at the former Park Inn by Radisson in Mechanicsburg. The hotel had recently closed, and was slated for demolition in preparation for a redevelopment of the property into a shopping center.


Antennas on a cell phone tower in Smithsburg, Maryland.

Featured: October 24, 2020

Photographed: October 5, 2020


Statue of Lady Justice atop the cupola of the Augusta County Courthouse in downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: October 18, 2020

Photographed: October 16, 2020

Notes: This statue is item #4763 from the Mullins statuary catalog. More information on recent repairs to this statue can be found here.


Street signs at the intersection of Brink and Wightman Roads in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

Featured: October 10, 2020

Photographed: October 9, 2020


Monument to the casualties suffered by the 4th Maine Infantry during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, at Devil's Den near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured: October 2, 2020

Photographed: August 20, 2020


A row of townhouses in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

Featured: September 26, 2020

Photographed: September 24, 2020

Notes: This photo was taken with the camera on my new Mavic Mini drone. Additionally, as you may have guessed, my house is the one in the center, with the green shutters.


Roast beef and turkey sandwiches for sale at Little George's, a small market near Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: September 18, 2020

Photographed: September 4, 2020


A masked demonstrator holds up a sign advocating against the Church of Scientology's "Fair Game" practice at an Anonymous demonstration in Washington, DC.

Featured: September 11, 2020

Photographed: July 12, 2008

Notes: For more information about this and similar demonstrations, see "Project Chanology in the Nation's Capital" in Life and Times.


Disused lower level of the Sears department store in White Oak, Maryland.

Featured: September 5, 2020

Photographed: August 8, 2020


Clouds move past the sun over a field in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: August 31, 2020

Photographed: August 10, 2020


"Wrong way" sign along a one-way road in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured: August 22, 2020

Photographed: August 20, 2020


Clock tower at Pentagon Row, a mixed-use development in Arlington, Virginia's Pentagon City neighborhood.

Featured: August 15, 2020

Photographed: August 12, 2020


A discarded pair of disposable gloves in the parking lot of the Lowe's store in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: August 9, 2020

Photographed: August 5, 2020


Photo booth, closed because of concerns over coronavirus, at York Galleria, a shopping mall in York, Pennsylvania.

Featured: July 31, 2020

Photographed: July 29, 2020


Nonstandard sign warning drivers of the traffic pattern around a median on Georgia Avenue in Olney, Maryland.

Featured: July 25, 2020

Photographed: July 11, 2020


Retro-styled McDonald's restaurant in Ranson, West Virginia.

Featured: July 18, 2020

Photographed: June 24, 2020


A Boeing 767-281 operated by freight carrier ABX Air takes off from Baltimore–Washington International Airport.

Featured: July 10, 2020

Photographed: July 9, 2020


"No swearing" sign on a lamppost along Atlantic Avenue in the resort area of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Featured: July 3, 2020

Photographed: August 12, 2004

Notes: These signs were part of a "No Bad Behavior" campaign that had been introduced in 2000. A quote article ran on Schumin Web discussing these signs during their inaugural season. The signs were removed in 2019 after a business group lobbied the city for their removal, considering them unwelcoming and ineffective.


Town name sign on southbound Back Creek Valley Road in Shanghai, West Virginia.

Featured: June 26, 2020

Photographed: June 24, 2020

Notes: For those wondering, Shanghai, West Virginia is basically an intersection in the middle of nowhere in Berkeley County, about twenty minutes outside of Martinsburg.


Street pylon at the east entrance to Pentagon City station in Arlington County, Virginia.

Featured: June 19, 2020

Photographed: February 8, 2003


Sign in front of a Popeyes restaurant in Charles Town, West Virginia announcing that the dining room is open again following the lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions on indoor dining.

Featured: June 12, 2020

Photographed: June 11, 2020


Road signs silhouetted against the sunset at the intersection of routes 64 and 418 in Ringgold, Maryland.

Featured: June 5, 2020

Photographed: June 1, 2020


A row of townhouses in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

Featured: May 29, 2020

Photographed: March 14, 2020

Notes: As you probably gathered, the white house with the green shutters is my house. This photo was taken the day after I had a tree removed in my front yard.


Indoor seating area at the Whole Foods Market in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: May 21, 2020

Photographed: March 11, 2020

Notes: I selected this photo as my "last normal photo" prior to the onset of pandemic-related restrictions. Now, if only the world would look like this again rather than the strange world that it was replaced by.


An overturned vehicle following an accident at the intersection of Montgomery Village Avenue and Lost Knife Road in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Featured: May 14, 2020

Photographed: May 14, 2020


Lights on a platform pylon at West Falls Church station in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Featured: May 7, 2020

Photographed: April 13, 2020


Water fountain at McIntire Park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: April 30, 2020

Photographed: December 16, 2002