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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


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

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

Woomy the octopus holds a can of spray deodorant while sitting on a bed at Hotel 24 South in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: February 4, 2022

Photographed: September 9, 2021

Statue of Benjamin Franklin atop the cupola of the Franklin County courthouse in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured: January 29, 2022

Photographed: January 27, 2022

View of Atlantic City, New Jersey from offshore, facing west.

Featured: January 21, 2022

Photographed: January 14, 2022

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

Action figure of Leonardo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, at Benny Stivale's, a pizza restaurant in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: January 14, 2022

Photographed: March 9, 2021

Wheelock AS fire alarm horn/strobe in the lobby of a bank in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: January 5, 2022

Photographed: December 13, 2021

American flag flying in front of the Rosewood Fire Department in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Featured: December 31, 2021

Photographed: October 16, 2021

Intersection of Baltimore Street, Frederick Street, Carlisle Street, and Broadway in downtown Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Featured: December 25, 2021

Photographed: December 23, 2021

Notes: Streets are listed in the description starting from the left, going clockwise.

Ballston-MU station, on the Orange and Silver Lines of the Washington Metro system.  View from station mezzanine.

Featured: December 17, 2021

Photographed: July 8, 2021

Sign on the cash register at a Taco Bell in Waynesboro, Virginia, directing patrons to the kiosks to place their orders.

Featured: December 10, 2021

Photographed: December 9, 2021

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


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