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Retired fire truck from the Plymouth Fire Company in Pennsylvania, on the grounds of a farm in Middletown, Maryland.

Featured: October 20, 2017

Photographed: October 14, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Buses, fire trucks, ambulances, trains, and… moo cows?" in the Journal.


Rows of bottled sodas for sale at the North Market Pop Shop in Frederick, Maryland.

Featured: October 14, 2017

Photographed: Juny 19, 2017


Vintage railroad signals on the Norfolk Southern Shenandoah Valley Line in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.

Featured: September 30, 2017

Photographed: September 27, 2017


Sign for southbound US 301 at St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf, Maryland, incorrectly using a circle shield instead of the US highway shield.

Featured: September 23, 2017

Photographed: December 13, 2016

Notes: The circle shield is typically used to mark state routes. However, even if this was a state route instead of a US route, the circle shield is not used in Maryland, as Maryland uses a unique square marker for its state routes.


A Metro 4000-Series railcar arrives at King Street station in Alexandria, Virginia.

Featured: September 17, 2017

Photographed: May 11, 2005


Clouds over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, viewed from the Green Lane Bridge.

Featured: September 9, 2017

Photographed: October 3, 2016

Notes: I discuss this cloud in more depth in "The evolution of a cloud…" in the Journal. Staring at clouds is fun exercise for your imagination.


Damaged sign face at The Inn at Afton, a closed motel near Rockfish Gap in Augusta County, Virginia.

Featured: September 3, 2017

Photographed: April 11, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Just when you thought that the mountain couldn’t look any worse than it already did…" in the Journal.


Empty store at the Cromwell Field shopping center in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Featured: August 20, 2017

Photographed: March 3, 2015


East Liberty Presbyterian Church, also known as the Cathedral of Hope, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Featured: August 13, 2017

Photographed: October 25, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Pittsburgh 2016" in Life and Times.


Bodie Island Lighthouse, near Nags Head, North Carolina, in the early evening.

Featured: August 4, 2017

Photographed: May 30, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Outer Banks 2017" in Life and Times.


Fire alarm horn/strobe on a wall in the corridor of a hotel in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

Featured: July 27, 2017

Photographed: February 28, 2017


A woman walks along the beach at Piney Point, Maryland, near the mouth of the Potomac River.

Featured: July 15, 2017

Photographed: December 20, 2016


A Boeing C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft takes off from the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Featured: July 9, 2017

Photographed: June 6, 2017

Notes: I got lots of photos of this particular plane. For whatever reason - probably training - this plane would take off, fly in a big circle around the area, land, and then take off again a few minutes later.


Norge ball at B Z Laundromat in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: July 1, 2017

Photographed: April 11, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Just when you thought that the mountain couldn’t look any worse than it already did…" in the Journal.


Bus 3068, a 30' Orion VII Next Generation, at Southern Avenue station in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland.

Featured: June 22, 2017

Photographed: June 20, 2017


Water tower in Berkeley County, West Virginia, lit up at night.

Featured: June 9, 2017

Photographed: June 6, 2017


The Whalehead Club, an historic hunting club in Corolla, North Carolina.

Featured: June 3, 2017

Photographed: June 1, 2017


Arcade at the Casino in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Featured: May 27, 2017

Photographed: May 23, 2017


Gas canopy at the former Sheetz store in Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: May 20, 2017

Photographed: August 8, 2016


Light fixture overgrown with plants in an abandoned house near Elkridge, Maryland.

Featured: May 12, 2017

Photographed: March 17, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Scott's House" in Photography, and "Exploring an abandoned house…" in the Journal.


New Flyer D40LF at the stand for SEPTA's 90 route to Plymouth Meeting Mall, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Featured: April 28, 2017

Photographed: June 9, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Good to see our old house looking better than it has in quite some time…" in the Journal.


Empty store at Landmark Mall in Alexandria, Virginia.

Featured: April 22, 2017

Photographed: January 24, 2017

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Saying goodbye to Landmark Mall…" in the Journal.


The sign for The Inn at Afton, a run-down motel near Waynesboro, Virginia, towers over an empty parking lot.

Featured: April 13, 2017

Photographed: April 11, 2017


Tip jar on the counter of a pretzel stand in Ocean City, Maryland.

Featured: April 7, 2017

Photographed: October 10, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A day trip to Ocean City that definitely felt rushed…" in the Journal.


A Yellow Line train arrives at King Street station in Alexandria, Virginia.

Featured: March 31, 2017

Photographed: August 3, 2005

Notes: This photo is part of the "Shades of Gray" set in Photography.


The Roanoke Star, in early evening.

Featured: March 24, 2017

Photographed: April 7, 2005


Notes from a recently-given lecture on the chalkboard of a classroom in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning.

Featured: March 18, 2017

Photographed: October 25, 2016

Notes: This photo is from the Pittsburgh 2016 photo set in Life and Tines.


Waves crash over large rocks on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland.

Featured: March 10, 2017

Photographed: October 10, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A day trip to Ocean City that definitely felt rushed…" in the Journal.


Ellenco 5C fire alarm pull station at 932 South Walter Reed Drive in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: March 3, 2017

Photographed: December 27, 2016


Amtrak locomotive 13 leads the eastbound Capitol Limited, shown here making a station stop in Rockville, Maryland.

Featured: February 23, 2017

Photographed: February 15, 2017


Springer Road in Valley Lee, Maryland, facing approximately northwest.

Featured: February 10, 2017

Photographed: December 20, 2016


Orange Daylily at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

Featured: February 4, 2017

Photographed: July 27, 2013

Notes: This photo is part of the Chicago Botanic Garden Photography set.


An Embraer 175LR airliner takes off from Washington National Airport, as seen from Gravelly Point in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: January 27, 2017

Photographed: November 15, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Trying my hand at planespotting…" in the Journal.


Contents of a trash can on North Eutaw Street in Baltimore, Maryland, filled mostly with discarded parking citations.

Featured: January 20, 2017

Photographed: January 18, 2017


Bottles of Crystal Pepsi for sale at a grocery store in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Featured: January 12, 2017

Photographed: August 6, 2016


Sign for a payphone, on the ground near an abandoned house in Elkridge, Maryland.

Featured: January 6, 2017

Photographed: December 29, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Returning to Scott’s house…" in the Journal.


Discarded soda can on the beach at Piney Point, Maryland.

Featured: December 29, 2016

Photographed: December 20, 2016


Clouds in the sky, as viewed through the canopy over the entrance to the Glenmont Metro station in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: December 13, 2016

Photographed: October 19, 2016


The Cathedral of Learning, at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Featured: December 7, 2016

Photographed: October 25, 2016


Manhole cover for the Philadelphia Electric Company, now PECO, in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Featured: November 30, 2016

Photographed: October 3, 2016


A Boeing 737 airliner, still painted in the older livery for American Airlines, takes off from Washington National Airport, as seen from Gravelly Point in Arlington, Virginia.

Featured: November 22, 2016

Photographed: November 15, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Trying my hand at planespotting…" in the Journal.


Traffic light at the intersection of Green Lane and the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: November 10, 2016

Photographed: October 3, 2016


Discarded swim mask on the beach at Lake Habeeb, a reservoir in Allegany County, Maryland.

Featured: November 2, 2016

Photographed: September 1, 2016


Joy of Life, a sculpture at the intersection of Baum Blvd. and South Whitfield Street in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Featured: October 27, 2016

Photographed: October 25, 2016

Notes: This is the so-called "Anatomically Correct Statue", last seen on Schumin Web in the Pittsburgh with LPCM photo set from 2003. The sculpture is formally known as "Joy of Life", by Virgil Cantini, and was dedicated in 1969.


Outbound MARC Brunswick Line train at the station in Kensington, Maryland.

Featured: October 18, 2016

Photographed: July 22, 2016


Bus 2221, a 2000 Orion V, at Burtonsville Park and Ride, northern terminus for the Z6 route.

Featured: October 5, 2016

Photographed: April 15, 2016


A can of Steel Reserve beer, wrapped in a paper bag underneath a bench in a bus shelter at the Takoma Metro station.

Featured: September 28, 2016

Photographed: May 31, 2015


Smokestack at Brunner Island Steam Electric Station in York County, Pennsylvania.

Featured: September 21, 2016

Photographed: August 11, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "I have been to Pennsylvania a lot lately…" in the Journal.


A vintage Remington "Quiet Riter" typewriter in the front lawn of an abandoned house in Elkridge, Maryland.

Featured: September 10, 2016

Photographed: March 17, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Scott's House" in Photography, and "Exploring an abandoned house…" in the Journal.


A swim mask sits abandoned on the sand in the beach area at Lake Habeeb, a lake in Allegany County, Maryland.

Featured: September 4, 2016

Photographed: September 1, 2016