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Gateway Arch – Gateway to the West in St Louis

A unique look at the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri.

A couple of unique views of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Profile of the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, MO.


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Gateway Arch near Reflection Pond in St Louis, MO

The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri.

The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri; one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. This photo features the Gateway Arch near the southern reflection pond that is adjacent to the arch. The Gateway Arch, also known as the St. Louis Arch and the Gateway to the West, was completed in 1965 and stands 630 feet high. Check out more of my National Parks photos taken all across the United States.

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Churchill Downs Horse Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky

Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, KY.

Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky has held horse races since 1875 and is the home of the renowned Kentucky Derby. This landmark is widely known as the home to some of the best mint julep, a traditional drink made popular at the Kentucky Derby. This photo was taken in August 2008 on a day when nothing was actually happening at the track, but the clouds coming in over the racetrack give this particular photo a lot of character.

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Grand Teton National Park Panoramic Photo

Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park mountain range looking west from US 191 / US 89 / US 26 north of Jackson, Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park lies between Jackson, Wyoming (also known as Jackson Hole) on the south and Yellowstone National Park to the north. Check out more of my National Park photography photos!

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Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming is a beautiful place at every time of the year. This photo was taken in early June 2009 as I was driving near the Grand Tetons towards Yellowstone National Park, just an hour north of the park. Check out more of my National Park photos taken across the U.S.!

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Welcome to Estes Park, Colorado

Welcome to Estes Park, Colorado

The entrance into Estes Park is quite welcoming and if you aren’t from a rocky terrain area, then it’s quite impressive and representative of the area. Estes Park is known as the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and is a popular tourist destination for summer resorts and winter skiing and lodging. View more of my National Park photos from around the United States!

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Black Dragon Canyon near Green River, Utah

Black Dragon Canyon near Green River, Utah.

A photo of Black Dragon Canyon taken from the north side of a scenic overlook along I-70 near Green River, Utah. This is a popular location for hikers and photographers and is located just west of Arches National Park in southeast Utah. Check out more of my landscape photos from some of my other road trips!

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Panoramic of Utah Landscape in Arches National Park

Panoramic of Utah in Arches National Park.

Panoramic view of Utah as seen from the Arches National Park near Moab, UT. Utah has a very red landscape, particular in the southern part of the state near Arches National Park and near the north rim of the Grand Canyon. There are no actual arches in this photo, but it gives you an idea of the vast wilderness that Utah is. View more of my National Parks photos from across the United States!

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Chicago Skyline after Sunset over Lake Michigan

The Chicago skyline seen from the Adler Planetarium across Lake Michigan.

The Chicago skyline as seen from the Adler Planetarium across Lake Michigan. Chicago has one of the most picturesque skylines in the United States and is recognized across the world. View more of my Chicago photos!

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A Beautiful McDonalds in Northwest Indiana

The McDonald's in Highland, Indiana on Ridge Road near Cline Ave.

Have you ever seen a McDonald’s restaurant look this clean and beautiful? This particular McDonald’s location, located on Ridge Road in Highland, Indiana, is one of the many new models that McDonald’s has been building throughout Northwest Indiana and across the United States. The former location was across the street on the north side of Ridge Road. A modern upgrade is a welcome addition to the Northwest Indiana community and this location offers convenient drive-thru access as well as easy re-access to Ridge Road and nearby Clive Ave.

The McDonald's in Northwest Indiana on Ridge Road near Cline Ave.


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Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan

The Park Place Hotel in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

After Rose and I left Mackinac Island in October 2012, we stayed for one night at the Park Place Hotel in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. This hotel was constructed in the 1920s and opened around 1930 as a ten story hotel and has remained the tallest building in Traverse City ever since. The hotel was very nice and Rose and I both enjoyed our stay. There are several places to eat within the hotel and the views from the higher level floors are breathtaking if you are facing Grand Traverse Bay. The hotel is also just one block from Front Street in downtown Traverse City as well as the Traverse City State Theater, a historic theater that was restored in the mid-2000s after sitting empty for more than a decade.

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Sunset at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida

The sunset at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida

The sunset at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida. This location is a popular destination for tourists and is known for it’s brilliant sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico.  Photo taken on December 30, 2007. Check out more of my sunset photos taken from around the United States!

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View from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas – Bathroom

The view from the bathroom in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas

The view of the Las Vegas Strip from the bathroom of the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.

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Palace Theater – Urban Exploration in Gary, Indiana

Old balcony seats in the abandon Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana.

The long abandon Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana still has some of its seats remaining. These seats are located in the balcony, an ever dangerous place to explore. This theater is a local hotspot for urban exploration and urbex photographers who come to Gary photographing the many abandon buildings across town.

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Old Rusty Piano – Urban Exploration

An old piano decays in the former City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

An old, rusty piano still remains inside of the former City Methodist Church in downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist church closed it’s doors for the final time in the early 1970s, leaving many things behind, including this old upright piano. Check out more of my urban exploration photography from across the United States!

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Traverse City, Michigan Fall Front Street

Fall in Traverse City, Michigan along Front Street

Fall in Traverse City, Michigan along Front Street. In this photo, Spice Merchants, Nifty Things and Fustini’s, all of which are great places to shop. Spice Merchants has hundreds of different spices, teas, and more and as a person who loves to cook and eat, to me it’s a must stop destination while in Traverse City. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars was also amazing and provided the opportunity for us to try many different types of oils and vinaigrettes including pineapple balsamic, ginger and honey, and many others.

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Traverse City, Michigan in the Fall along Front Street.


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City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana - Urban Exploration

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana hasn’t held a service since the early 1970s, yet it still stands in the middle of downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church has been a focal point of urban exploration in Gary, Indiana for decades. It’s beautiful gothic architecture, interior stone arches and stained glass windows, is truly a site to see. Much of the wood still remains, however nearly all of the metal in the building has long been scavenged by scrappers and the like.

Gary, Indiana is a fascinating place to be as an urbex photographer. There are many buildings that are still standing and in complete disrepair. Be sure to check out my photos of Union Station in Gary as well as photos taken at the former post office and the Palace Theater on Broadway in the heart of downtown Gary.

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Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

The ruins of the Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana

The Palace Theater in downtown Gary, Indiana has see it’s heyday. The theater closed in the mid-1970s and still stands today as a symbol of a money-strapped city in decline. Many famous acts have played at the Palace Theater and although many believe the the Jackson 5 once played on the stage, in reality, there is no record of Michael Jackson and his brothers ever having played at the Palace Theater. Check out my other urban exploration photos from Gary, Indiana!

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“Is it You?” – Scene from Somewhere in Time movie

Recreation of the "Is it you" scene from the 1980 film Somewhere in Time

On October 26, 2012, Rose and I drove up to Mackinac Island to stay at the Grand Hotel and attend Somewhere in Time weekend, a weekend of events dedicated to the 1980 romantic film of the same name which was filmed on location at the Grand Hotel in 1979. Fans from all over the country attend this annual event dressed in Edwardian era costumes and gowns, feathered hats and the whole works.

The photo above is a picture of both me and Rose as we recreate one of the most famous scenes in the movie. The scene, known as the “is it you?” scene, is significant because it is when Jane Seymour’s character, Elise McKenna, meets Christopher Reeve’s character, Richard Collier, for the first time. Elise’s first words to Richard are “is it you?” as she gently touches the tree and Richard removes his hat. These are the exact same trees that were used during the filming of the movie. The juxtaposed photo below shows a side-by-side comparison to an actual screen shot from the movie.

The costumes that you see were designed by Tracie Arnold of Past and Present Creations in Brandon, Florida and are nearly exact replicas of the costumes worn in the movie. This photo was taken in October 2012 during Somewhere in Time Weekend 2012 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

This photo is special to me. That is me and my fiance Rose in the photograph. I surprised Rose with a trip to Mackinac Island and these custom made costumes and proposed to her the night before this photo was taken.

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This was a special weekend for us. The night before we took this photo, I proposed to Rose after three years together. I’ll post more about that story later. 😉

Somewhere in Time - Is it You?

“Is it You?” scene from the movie Somewhere in Time

 

Somewhere in Time Weekend at Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

The Grand Hotel at Night on Mackinac Island

An HDR photo of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island taken on Saturday, October 27, 2012 during Somewhere in Time weekend (SIT). This weekend was the last weekend of the season for the Grand Hotel. The Somewhere in Time weekend celebrates the 1980 romantic film of the same name starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Check out more of my Mackinac Island photos!

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Traverse City State Theater Photos, October 2012

The historic State Theater in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

The historic State Theater on Front Street in downtown Traverse City. The State Theater, formerly the Lyric Theater, was transformed in the mid 2000s after sitting empty for well over a decade. The State Theater is mostly volunteer run and is the hosting venue for the Traverse City Film Festival led my documentary film maker Michael Moore. Check out more of my photography!

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Red velvet theater seats.


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Fall on Mackinac Island, October 2012

Fall on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan.

Fall comes early on Mackinac Island, but since summer 2012 was relatively warm in northern Michigan, fall extended it’s stay just a few weeks longer. This photo was taken on October 27, 2012. View more photos from Mackinac Island!

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Somewhere in Time – Is it You Scene Recreation

Recreation of the "Is it you" scene from the 1980 film Somewhere in Time

A recreation of the “Is it you?” scene famously known in the 1980 romantic film Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.