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    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2009
    Because evidently some people can't take a hint

    Its Not Me
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2009 edited
    Went on a little cemetery jaunt down the street from my house, this morning after work.

    Just a sign a bit down the road and off an embankment. I'd like to point out there are no roads near the sign, or really any place you could fit a motorized vehicle.

    The Revolutionary War Memorial outside the cemetery.

    Just the front gate looking over the grounds.

    There were a few of these. Little stones with just initials on them.

    Even Revolutionary War soldiers still get flags. Going by the dates, he was in his fifties when he fought.

    I think this is a mausoleum just across the street, but the writing on the sign is worn too much and it's locked up tight.

    Just a basic shot of the cemetery from the corner.

    This is the house you can see the corner of if you look in the gate photo.

    Bill Cahill
    Subshop as taken from the back ledge of the cemetery, one step off and you're in their parking lot. Best subs I've ever had come from this place.

    Some of the older stones are a bit worn down.

    facing stones
    These puzzled me. The little stones in the cemetery, which I thought were children's, but don't seem to be on inspection, all face one direction, while the bigger ones face in the other.

    away stones
    Another example of the above. Little ones face one way, big ones face the other.

    There are other old cemeteries around here. Quite a few, actually. I may visit more for more photos if people like these ones.
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2009
    These puzzled me. The little stones in the cemetery, which I thought were children's, but don't seem to be on inspection, all face one direction, while the bigger ones face in the other.
    The smaller stones are (probably, I can't really see clearly enough to say for certain but the ones I can see do match) footstones -- companions to the matching headstones. We don't really do that too much anymore, but you see it in a lot of older cemeteries. A google search should get you from there.
    • CommentAuthor5L
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2009 edited
    Here's some photos I recently took on the Southeast coast of Florida USA.

    Jupiter Inlet, Jupiter
    Jupiter Florida 2008

    By the beach, Jupiter
    Jupiter Florida 2008

    Driving on Jupiter Island
    Jupiter Island Florida 2008

    On Palm Beach
    Palm Beach Florida 2008

    Library on Palm Beach
    Palm Beach Florida 2008

    Sorry, I don't have any pictures of Burt Reynolds ;)
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2009 edited
    From Palm Beach to a parking lot:
    That's the fireworks stand across the street. For an extra fee, a bounce castle, inflatable slide, and Noah's Ark. I should have lent them my dog so they could have a petting zoo.
    We didn't get much in the way of fireworks growing up. Firecrackers and bottle rockets mostly, smuggled in a car trunk from Ohio. Once in a while I got my hands on a few packs, and counted myself lucky. There were rumors of "bricks" and "belts"of firecrackers, and "grosses" of bottlerockets. Eight year olds talked about fireworks in the same way high school pot heads talk about weed. If a classmate told me there was stuff like this, I'd have thought he was making shit up.

    Lots more firework stuff.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2009
    Siloso At Sunset
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2009
    @StefanJ - You should see the shit we could get in North Dakota. Things that appear to be just below professional grade. It was amazing. And expensive. And fun.
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    A couple of photos from a summery Geocaching trip in Helsinki (the full set)

    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009 edited
    Recently I have seen:


    Cycle Vader

    Cheerleaders and Darth Vader appearing at an open air road safety event in suburban Sapporo (Darth's sash says Cycle Safety Co-ordinator or something along those lines). It was attended mostly by people who had to be there I think.

    boom boom boom boom

    A very small rave at Hokkaido University Festival


    A dance festival, where people danced down a rainy street to sparse crowds and yet never stopped smiling (It's Yosakoi Soran Matsuri in Sapporo).


    A pet cemetery with a view.
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    a brief and violent storm was had, and after-wards the world was bathed in an eerie warm glow, turning more and more pink as dusk descended. I've never seen cloud formations like this in my life.

    aftermath of a violent sky

    aftermath of a violent sky

    … and so, I decided to try and lift my spirits and take photographs of the world after the storm. I dragged my puffy/splotchy-faced self outside, walked the few blocks into the center of town, and took pictures of the sky and a mostly empty and under construction parking lot, and then walked inside a drug store for some sweets.

    Within 5 minutes I was approached by a police officer. In the store.

    Someone had called the police and reported me for taking pictures.

    Thank you for ruining my attempt at combatting my mood of morose doom.

    (These American suburbanites DO realise that there are CCTV cameras on the interior and perimeter of essentially EVERY commercial building, right?!)

    for this they called the cops
    • CommentAuthor5L
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    @Rachæl Nœl I can't believe they reported you. Glad you got these though, very cool.
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    That's the weirdest cloud formation I've ever seen... Never seen anything like it. Really nice shots!
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    @Ræchel Næl

    wow those pics are like... Wow!!! Very doomy!
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    Oh, things getting lost in translation.

    In Assisi:

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    @Rachæl Nœl: I've seen those kinds of clouds from time to time in Fresno. An example:

    @dorkmuffin: Wow, that is some serious translation fail. I do miss gelato though.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    Those funky clouds look a bit like Mammatus clouds. Pretty sweet. Sky tits.
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    A trini_naenae - WHOAH. those are exactly alike! The weather changing has made NJ (and most of the north east coast, I think) have sudden and periodic violent thunder and lightening storms, which seem to pass quickly. It never used to be like this, as far as I can remember. I suppose we might be getting somewhere else's weather.
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    I suppose we might be getting somewhere else's weather.
    I like that. I've always said that, here in Ohio, we get England's weather.

    Here's what mornings look like in East central Ohio:
    Just a little after sunrise...
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    Taken in Washington DC this April:
    Washington Monument

    McCarren Pool, last year:
    McCarren Pool Concert

    Outside Chanel Mobile Art when it was in NYC:
    Chanel Mobile Art

    On the side of route 17k in New York:

    On The Finger Lakes wine trail in New York:
    Finger Lakes

    Ontop Hurricane Mountain in New York:
    Hurricane Mountain

    At Kenyon College:
    Kenyon College

    At Pratt Institute in Brooklyn:
    Pratt Institute

    Taken outside Passout Records in Brooklyn, during one of the free MC Chris concerts, as a zombie walk wandered through:
    Zombie Girl

    Prior to landing in Ft Lauderdale:
    Ft Lauderdale

    Outside my window, after a snow:
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    @Rachæl Nœl: Oddly enough, those have never shown up adjacent to a thunderstorm. In fact, thunderstorms are quite rare in Fresno. Ah the joys of living in the friggin desert.

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