Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Look Back - Part 2

Here are a few more I shot over the last month or two . . .

An early clue to a new direction?

 A trip to the past?
(Key word: "trip")

I shot this one two weekends ago after we 
had gotten some snow.  This guy was ready 
for anything: pickup truck with a plow - 
and a boat on the back.  He actually put his boat in 
and then cruised down the river.

Monday, January 30, 2012

What I Saw - 1-30-12

 OK, I'll say it:
"May the force be with you."
(1201 Manor Street)

Meanwhile, down at 714 Manor Street:
hemp pretzels.
No, really . . . 


 and un-

Their website is HERE.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Look Back - Part 1

Here are a few things I shot about a month ago but didn't get around to posting.  I have some other recent ones that I'll be posting over the next few days.

Something's burning - down by the tracks 
at Frank Sahd Salvage Center 
(December 2011).

Speaking of Sahd Salvage, here's a door on a train car 
sitting on the tracks near Florence and Barber Streets.  
(If I'm not mistaken, the tracks are owned by Sahd.)
It's impressive how complex these types of doors are
and how well-built the train cars are.

But apparently they're not built well enough 
to prevent them from being infiltrated by someone 
with a giant sardine can key.  
Seriously, though, I don't know why this car is like 
this or why it's permitted to sit facing Barber Street 
where a curious child might be tempted to investigate. 
I'm not an attorney, but I believe the condition and location
of this car might fit the description of a potential 
"attractive nuisance" as defined HERE.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

What I Saw - 1-28-12

 Someone might be missing this soon.

 Pawn shop on Locust Street

Luxury apartments in Columbia?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I Saw - 1-25-12

 Train cars at Florence and Barber

 It's still there a month later.
(Dollar Store cart in creek at Mill Street)

 The pants, dude!  The pants!

 Time to change the board

Shupp's Barber Shop (and kids)

 Ticketmaster nails another one.

Sun dog over the bridge

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What I Saw - 1-24-12

 New bench at River Park:
Just add graffiti.

And of course, I couldn't NOT take yet 
another pic of the old bridge.  

Random Thoughts - 1-24-12

This past Saturday, the managing editor of a student newspaper erroneously "tweeted" that Joe Paterno had died, although that was not the case at that time.  Incredibly, several news organizations - including,, and the Huffington Post picked up the story and, without verification, reported it as fact.  (Go HERE for the story.) said the mistake "was the result of a failure to verify the original report. holds itself to high journalistic standards, and in this circumstance tonight, we fell well short of those expectations."   

In my opinion, you can't say you hold yourself to high standards if you admit you fall "well short" of those standards, especially on a story of this magnitude.

And folks wonder how those internet rumors get started.

Actually, the whole Penn State debacle reminds me of parts of Frank Zappa's song "More Trouble Every Day":
All that phony stuff on sports 
And all the unconfirmed reports . . . 

Monday, January 23, 2012

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