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One Word Sunday:Stark

In a comment to Debbie, I suggested I might do two images for this word…

Firstly, stark as desolate, austere:

and secondly, stark as sharply delineated… 16 more words

Photo Challenges

Half-Penney Two-Penney

Pitch-dark, two-story JCPenney at Northridge Mall, north of Milwaukee. Shuttered during Bush II’s first term, Northridge has always been locked-down and guarded hard, making it one of – if not… 496 more words


Highland Park Theater

TL;DR: Historic, doomed vaudeville-turned-movie house practically thrown away by the city government.

History: Situated in the heart of its later-namesake Illinois town, the originally-named Alcyon Theater began entertaining the suburbs of Chicago’s North Shore as a single-stage vaudeville house, complete with an orchestra pit and Barton organ,  1,263 more words


What's Your Niche?

In my last post I talked about exploring many different photographic subjects before coming full circle … back to landscapes and Americana, which includes abandoned places and artifacts. 201 more words


Old Lucania - Sensing the History of Place

A few years ago I went with a friend to the region of Basilicata (originally Lucania) in southern Italy. This was prompted to some degree by the fact that neither of us had been there before, and we were curious about this area, well off the usual tourist track. 455 more words

Old Architecture

Y is for Ystwyth Valley

As with X, a dearth of Ys, too. But I do have the Ystwyth Valley (OK, in Welsh this is actually Cwmystwyth – but I need a Y, see?) 298 more words

Photo Challenges

Video: F. Sauter Building

I think after three and a half years, it’s finally safe to put this footage out there. Filmed in the Sauter Building apartments (above Stern’s) in downtown Waukegan, mere hours before Public Works showed up to fence the place off for demolition. 10 more words