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Crossbuck at a railroad grade crossing on South Maple Avenue in Brunswick, Maryland.

Featured: December 3, 2021

Photographed: September 30, 2021


Interstate 95 at its crossing of the Patuxent River, at the border between Prince George's and Howard Counties in Maryland.

Featured: November 26, 2021

Photographed:


Patrizia Luca, a women's clothing store at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, housed in a former Microsoft Store space.

Featured: November 19, 2021

Photographed: June 16, 2021


The James River Bridge, which carries traffic from US Route 17, US Route 258, and State Route 32 between Isle of Wight County, Virginia and Newport News, Virginia.

Featured: November 12, 2021

Photographed: October 19,2021


Woomy the octopus sits on a bed in room 532 at Hotel 24 South in downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: November 5, 2021

Photographed: May 10, 2021


Fire-Lite BG-10 pull station at the former Sears store in Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: October 29, 2021

Photographed: April 5, 2021


Vintage Arby's "Big Hat" sign in Colonial Heights, Virginia.

Featured: October 22, 2021

Photographed: October 15, 2021


Rally's store on Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, Virginia.

Featured: October 15, 2021

Photographed: April 4, 2020

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


Former Union Pacific locomotive 2104, now owned by now owned by Precision Locomotive Leasing (PNLX), at the Shenandoah Valley Railroad facility in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: October 8, 2021

Photographed: March 10, 2021


Office building at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Featured: October 1, 2021

Photographed: September 24, 2021

Notes: Elyse and I jokingly refer to this building as "The Microsoft Building", because it looks like the kind of building that Microsoft would have offices in. However, Microsoft was not a tenant in this building as of the time that this photo was taken, and to my knowledge, has never leased space here.


Steam vent pipe near the intersection of Pacific and South Ohio Avenues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Featured: September 24, 2021

Photographed: January 29, 2021


Exterior sign on the former JCPenney store in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: September 17, 2021

Photographed: December 10, 2020

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


Neon sign advertising grinder subs in the window of Louie's Pizza in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Featured: September 8, 2021

Photographed: August 31, 2021


"Kelsey" carved into a tree at the former St. Mary's College campus in Ilchester, Maryland.

Featured: August 31, 2021

Photographed: August 25, 2021

Notes: For more photos from this adventure, see "Going to show that you never know what is going to produce the winning shots…" in the Journal.


Discarded face mask in the parking lot of Frederick Crossing, a shopping center in Frederick, Maryland.

Featured: August 24, 2021

Photographed: August 18, 2021


Entrance to the Omni Charlottesville Hotel, on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: August 18, 2021

Photographed: October 15, 2020


Sign directing drivers towards Atlantic City, New Jersey at a service area on the Atlantic City Expressway.

Featured: August 11, 2021

Photographed: January 29, 2021


Water tower in a neighborhood in Culpeper, Virginia.

Featured: August 5, 2021

Photographed: July 6, 2021


Cars move around a traffic circle in Lincoln Square, in the center of downtown Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured: July 28, 2021

Photographed: July 20, 2021


The Clock Tower, over the intersection of East Beverley Street and North Central Avenue in downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: July 20, 2021

Photographed: October 15, 2020


Vienna, a station on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro system.

Featured: July 13, 2021

Photographed: July 2, 2021


A pair of shoes hangs from a wire over Queens Chapel Road in the Langdon neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Featured: July 6, 2021

Photographed: June 29, 2021


Norfolk Southern rail bridge over the Potomac River, near Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Featured: June 29, 2021

Photographed: May 18, 2021


A metal ring sits on a bench at East Falls Church station in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: June 22, 2021

Photographed: June 19, 2021


"The cake is a LIE," referencing the video game Portal, written on the Community Chalkboard in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: June 15, 2021

Photographed: October 15, 2020


AT&T Long Lines tower near Dumfries, Virginia.

Featured: June 8, 2021

Photographed: June 1, 2021


A plate of scrambled eggs with cheese.

Featured: May 31, 2021

Photographed: November 22, 2020


Weathered street signs at the intersection of Brink and Goshen Roads near Montgomery Village, Maryland.

Featured: May 24, 2021

Photographed: October 9, 2020


Center aisle at the Shoppers Food store in Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: May 19, 2021

Photographed: August 20, 2020


A flag flies over West Main Street in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: May 10, 2021

Photographed: March 9, 2021


7000-Series railcar on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro system.

Featured: May 3, 2021

Photographed: April 25, 2021


Cans of Mountain Dew Rise on the shelf at a grocery store in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

Featured: April 26, 2021

Photographed: March 30, 2021


A Honda HR-V turns its 50,000th mile.

Featured: April 19, 2021

Photographed: May 16, 2020

Notes: As you probably guessed, this depicts my 2018 Honda HR-V.


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