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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


Two people stand on High Rock, taking in the view and talking on the phone.

Featured: August 27, 2016

Photographed: October 22, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "High Rock" in Photography.


A SEPTA regional rail train led by car 316 and consisting of Silverliner railcars, at Suburban Station in Philadelphia.

Featured: August 20, 2016

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.


A woman lines up a shot with her camera in a park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured: August 13, 2016

Photographed: August 11, 2016

Notes: The subject of this photo is my friend Elyse. For more photos from this day, see "I have been to Pennsylvania a lot lately…" in the Journal.


Stuffed toys of The Smurfs inside a claw machine at a store in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Featured: August 7, 2016

Photographed: March 3, 2015


Marker graffiti on a wall at the former Skyline Parkway Motor Court, an abandoned motel on Afton Mountain in Virginia.

Featured: July 30, 2016

Photographed: March 30, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "The only constant is change…" in the Journal.


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

Featured: July 23, 2016

Photographed: July 22, 2016


Signage for the Interstate 83 business loop through downtown York, Pennsylvania.

Featured: July 17, 2016

Photographed: July 14, 2016


Edwards fire alarm pull station at 4303 Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

Featured: July 10, 2016

Photographed: May 26, 2016

Notes: Note the older Edwards logo, where the shield is more square in shape, rather than triangular.


House on Cornell Road in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Featured: July 4, 2016

Photographed: June 9, 2016

Notes: This is the house where I lived from birth to age three. 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.


A plastic shopping bag from the now-defunct discount store Ames, now holding trash on the side of a road in Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Featured: June 27, 2016

Photographed: June 24, 2016

Notes: For those curious, this bag is 14 years old at minimum, as Ames went out of business in 2002. Really a shame to see this vintage shopping bag end its days as a garbage bag, as I'm sure that many collectors would love to have had it.


Vintage neon sign for Marlow Heights Shopping Center, off of Branch Avenue and St. Barnabas Road in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Featured: June 17, 2016

Photographed: May 25, 2016


Chancellor Street, a cobblestone alley between South 12th and 13th Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Featured: June 10, 2016

Photographed: June 9, 2016


Railroad signal and crossbuck on Gun Road, at one of the exits for Patapsco Valley State Park in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Featured: May 29, 2016

Photographed: March 17, 2016

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


Former Shoppers Food store in Ellicott City, Maryland, two hours after closing for the final time.

Featured: May 20, 2016

Photographed: October 18, 2014


An unfinished Best Western hotel, after construction had been halted due to financial problems, in Thornburg, Virginia.

Featured: May 15, 2016

Photographed: November 29, 2014

Notes: Construction resumed on this hotel in 2015, and as of this writing is substantially complete, with new paint and stone facing on the exterior. The hotel will be branded as a Best Western Plus.


HAWK beacon at the intersection of 16th and Jonquil Streets NW in Washington, DC.

Featured: May 6, 2016

Photographed: March 24, 2016


An opened container of whole cloves sits on a counter in the kitchen of an abandoned house near Elkridge, Maryland.

Featured: April 22, 2016

Photographed: March 17, 2016

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


The M/V Neuse, a River Class ferryboat, running the North Carolina Ferry System's Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service.

Featured: April 16, 2016

Photographed: June 28, 2014

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


Power plant building at Lorton Reformatory, a former District of Columbia prison in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Featured: April 9, 2016

Photographed: December 10, 2015


The "D-Hall Deli" station at the Fresh Food Company, one of several eateries at Gibbons Hall, the main dining hall on the campus of James Madison University.

Featured: April 1, 2016

Photographed: March 31, 2016

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A visit to JMU…" in the Journal.


A 2007 Champion EZ-Trans cutaway van, formerly Ride On's bus 5214, parked on South Newkirk Street in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: March 25, 2016

Photographed: October 15, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "What happens to a retired Champion..." and "A shopping center full of what once was…" in the Journal.


Rusted Sears Craftsman LT1036 lawnmower in the front lawn of an abandoned house in Elkridge, Maryland.

Featured: March 18, 2016

Photographed: March 17, 2016

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


A frozen drink, still in its cup, at the Convention Center light rail station in Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: March 10, 2016

Photographed: February 11, 2016

Notes: First photo feature taken with Nikon D5300 camera.


A man and a woman stand together on High Rock, taking photos of the view with their phones.

Featured: February 26, 2016

Photographed: October 22, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "High Rock" in Photography.


A woman speaks at a demonstration in support of Private Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning outside Marine Corps Base Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia.

Featured: February 18, 2016

Photographed: March 20, 2011

Notes: This photo is part of the From the White House to Quantico set in Life and Times.


Activated ADT pull station in the bus terminal at Union Station in Washington DC.

Featured: February 12, 2016

Photographed: February 11, 2016

Notes: First photo feature taken with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 camera.


A 1000-Series railcar at the Largo Town Center Metro station, in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Featured: February 4, 2016

Photographed: July 4, 2006


Light switch inside a building at Lorton Reformatory, a former District of Columbia prison in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Featured: January 23, 2016

Photographed: December 10, 2015


Fire alarm horn and strobe at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Featured: January 14, 2016

Photographed: October 17, 2003

Notes: For more photos from this day, see the Pittsburgh with LPCM photo set in College Life.


A basketball goal near the beach at Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: January 7, 2016

Photographed: February 9, 2013

Notes: This photo is part of the Sandy Point State Park set in Photography.


Walmart shopping cart abandoned on the side of Columbus Blvd in Philadelphia, near IKEA.

Featured: January 1, 2016

Photographed: March 31, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Fun in Philadelphia..." in the Journal.


Interior of PATCO I railcar 223, manufactured by Budd in 1968, in Lindenwold, New Jersey.

Featured: December 24, 2015

Photographed: March 31, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Fun in Philadelphia..." in the Journal.


Rusted water tower at Lorton Reformatory, a former prison for the District of Columbia, in Lorton, Virginia.

Featured: December 16, 2015

Photographed: December 10, 2015


Bus 6379, a New Flyer DE40LFA, at White Oak Shopping Center, northern terminus for the Metrobus K6 route.

Featured: December 10, 2015

Photographed: October 25, 2015


Mountaintop sign for WTBO, a radio station in Cumberland, Maryland, just before sunset.

Featured: December 2, 2015

Photographed: October 2, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Back to Cumberland..." in the Journal.


Millipede on the Humpback Rock trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Featured: November 21, 2015

Photographed: May 28, 2012

Notes: This photo is part of the Humpback Rock set in Photography.


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

Featured: November 13, 2015

Photographed: May 31, 2015


Sign for former Ames department store at the Diamond Point Plaza shopping center, near Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: November 5, 2015

Photographed: October 15, 2015

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A shopping center full of what once was…" in the Journal.


Sunset as viewed from High Rock, on South Mountain in Pen Mar, Maryland near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

Featured: October 29, 2015

Photographed: October 22, 2015

Notes: For more photos from High Rock, see "I feel like I was shooting the photos for those motivational posters…" in the Journal.


Brick in the parking lot at the mostly vacant Diamond Point Plaza shopping center outside Baltimore, Maryland.

Featured: October 21, 2015

Photographed: October 15, 2015


Headstone for the grave of a person named Butt, at Harper Cemetery in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Featured: October 14, 2015

Photographed: May 4, 2014


MARC locomotive 24 leads a consist while operating westbound Brunswick Line service, at Point of Rocks, Maryland.

Featured: September 30, 2015

Photographed: August 4, 2015


House at 10 St. Luke's Place in New York City's Greenwich Village, used for establishing shots of the Huxtable residence in the 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show.

Featured: September 24, 2015

Photographed: June 9, 2015

Notes: For those interested, despite that The Cosby Show was set in Brooklyn, the house used for establishing shots of the home is located in Manhattan.