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Ghosts of Gary: Interview with WTHR NBC 13 Indianapolis

In the fall of 2014, I was contacted by WTHR Indianapolis reporters Jeremy Brilliant and Steve Rhodes about a segment that they were doing about the abandoned buildings in Gary, Indiana. They asked if I would come along and if I wouldn’t mind being interviewed. The segment aired March 18th at 5:30pm EST in Indianapolis.[…]

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Spring in Crown Point, Indiana

Spring in Crown Point, Indiana

  Magnolia trees in full bloom surrounding the Old Lake County Court House in downtown Crown Point, Indiana. One of many spring photos of Northwest Indiana taken in the 2015 spring season. Downtown Crown Point is beautiful in the spring, as several magnolia trees surround the the square on all sides of the court house.[…]

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Miller Beach in Gary, Indiana

Miller Beach in Gary, Indiana

  The Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana along the shores of Lake Michigan as seen in the fall of 2014. Marquette Park and the Gary Bath House and Aquatorium can also be seen in this photo. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is strictly[…]

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Aerial photo of downtown Gary, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Gary, Indiana

  The City of Gary, Indiana, located in Northwest Indiana along the shores of Lake Michigan. This aerial photo of Gary, Indiana was taken over Broadway Ave looking north towards downtown Gary and the U.S. Steel mill. Gary is known as the Steel City because it was started primary because of the steel mill. Licensing[…]

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Downtown Crown Point, Indiana Winter

Downtown Crown Point, Indiana Winter

  Downtown Crown Point, Indiana at the Old Lake County Court House after a winter snow. The downtown Crown Point square is a major attraction for locals due to it’s numerous shops and restaurants on or near the square, plus its convenient location in central Lake County. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for[…]

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The PAV at Wolf Lake in Hammond, Indiana

The PAV at Wolf Lake in Hammond, Indiana

  The PAV at Wolf Lake in Hammond, Indiana is one of the newest music venues in Northwest Indiana located on Wolf Lake in Hammond near Lake Michigan. Just minutes from Chicago, the PAV (short for Pavilion) has already drawn many A-list acts and continues to do so year after year. Licensing and Copyright Information[…]

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Michigan City, Indiana Lighthouse

Michigan City, Indiana Lighthouse

One of the best places to take winter photos in Northwest Indiana is along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Every winter is different, but most winters the lake develops large ice shelves that form into talk mounds and shapes and other surreal looking landscapes. The ice shelves surround the beach and develop sometimes miles out into[…]

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Chicago Skyline from Miller Beach in Gary, IN

Chicago Skyline from Miller Beach in Gary, IN

  Photo of the Chicago skyline as seen from Miller Beach in Gary, Indiana. View more photos of Chicago.

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Photos of Downtown Hebron, Indiana

Photos of Downtown Hebron, Indiana

Downtown Hebron, Indiana in Northwest Indiana located south of Merrillville and Valparaiso. Historic Stagecoach Inn in downtown Hebron, Indiana. The Hebron water tower can be seen in the background.  

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Downtown Hammond, Indiana

Downtown Hammond, Indiana

Downtown Hammond, Indiana in Northwest Indiana, located just minutes outside of Chicago on the south shore of Lake Michigan. Hammond, Indiana is the largest city in Lake County and one of the top 10 biggest cities in the state of Indiana.

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Peggy Sue’s Diner – Chesterton, Indiana

Peggy Sue’s Diner – Chesterton, Indiana

Peggy Sue’s Diner in downtown Chesterton, Indiana.

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Downtown Chesterton, Indiana

Downtown Chesterton, Indiana

Downtown Chesterton, Indiana as seen from the corner of Broadway and Calumet Ave in Northwest Indiana. Chesterton is located near the Indiana Dunes State Park and National Lakeshore and is known for its many antique shops as well as being the former host of the long running Wizard of Oz Festival and Parade which held[…]

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Downtown Whiting, Indiana

Downtown Whiting, Indiana

  Downtown Whiting, Indiana at the intersection of Indianapolis Blvd and 119th St, home of the annual Pierogi Fest in Northwest Indiana. The Pierogi Fest is an annual festival that has taken place for quite a few years and has gained popularity regionally over the past decade. The main street through downtown Whiting, 119th St,[…]

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Aerial Video of 2014 Crown Point Corn Roast

Aerial Video of 2014 Crown Point Corn Roast

Aerial video taken over the 2014 Crown Point Corn Roast in Northwest Indiana.

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Shrine of Christ’s Passion

Shrine of Christ’s Passion

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a popular tourist attraction located on US 41 in St. John, Indiana, about 35 miles south of downtown Chicago.

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Graffiti Art in Abandoned Church

Graffiti Art in Abandoned Church

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana has been abandoned for over forty years, but the walls inside continue to tell a story. As you walk through this abandoned church, which is easily accessible albeit quite dangerous, the walls come alive with graffiti in many of the old church rooms. In others, the raw brick[…]

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Pierogis from Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

Pierogis from Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

Pierogis at Pierogifest in downtown Whiting, Indiana, a small bedroom community in Northwest Indiana just outside of Chicago and along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Pierogifest is a 3-day festival honoring the Polish heritage and history in Whiting, Indiana and features a parade, lots of polka music and as many pierogis as you can[…]

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Fair Oaks Farms Cheese in Northwest Indiana

Fair Oaks Farms Cheese in Northwest Indiana

Fair Oaks Farms cheeses for sale in Northwest Indiana. Fair Oaks Farms is a Northwest Indiana dairy producing cheese, milk and more while sustaining their operations with a cattle manure-powered building and operations center.

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Dyer, Indiana Town Hall

Dyer, Indiana Town Hall

The Dyer, Indiana Town Hall, located on Joliet Street (US 30) in Northwest Indiana. This building is known as the Glen L. Eberly Municipal Building.  

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Northwest Indiana

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Northwest Indiana

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton, Indiana, located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan. The Indiana Dunes offers miles of sandy beaches along one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Located just 45 minutes from Chicago in Northwest Indiana, the Indiana Dunes are a popular summer destination for Chicago area residents[…]

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Downtown Whiting, Indiana Pierogifest in Northwest Indiana

Downtown Whiting, Indiana Pierogifest in Northwest Indiana

The race for the pierogi at the annual Pierogifest in Northwest Indiana’s Whiting community. The Pierogifest takes place annually at the end of July each year and features a parade and three days of pierogi eating and polka music along 119th street in downtown Whiting, Indiana.

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Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

The race for the pierogi is on at Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana just minutes from Chicago. This popular event features many pierogi venders offering pierogis stuffed with potato, cheese, spinach, sour kraut, bacon, blueberries, strawberries and much more.

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First National Bank East Chicago 1934 John Dillinger Robbery

First National Bank East Chicago 1934 John Dillinger Robbery

The First National Bank of East Chicago building was a neo-classical building built in 1929 in East Chicago, Indiana on the corner of Indianapolis Blvd and Chicago Ave. The building was notorious in Northwest Indiana for being the site of a January 1934 bank robbery by John Dillinger and his gang. Following the bank hold[…]

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Aerial photo of St. John, Indiana at 93rd Ave

Aerial photo of St. John, Indiana at 93rd Ave

Aerial photo of St. John, Indiana taken in August 2013 over 93rd Avenue facing southeast towards the St. John Town Hall and Fire Department. The St. John water tower can be seen in the distance along the railroad tracks. View more aerial photos of Northwest Indiana.  

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Aerial photo of Cedar Lake, Indiana at US 41 and 133rd

Aerial photo of Cedar Lake, Indiana at US 41 and 133rd

Aerial photo of Cedar Lake, Indiana taken over 133rd facing west looking towards US 41 (Wicker Ave). This photo was taken in August 2013 and shows the main intersection leading into Cedar Lake from US 41 on the west side of town. View more aerial photos of Northwest Indiana.

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Grist Mill and Wagon at Deep River County Park

Grist Mill and Wagon at Deep River County Park

Deep River County Park is located along Old Lincoln Highway just north of US 30 in Merrillville, Indiana and is a part of the Lake County Parks Department in Northwest Indiana. This is a historic site that dates back to the mid 1800s when settlers traveled along the Sauk Trail heading to Chicago and Joliet[…]

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Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana

Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana

Pierogi Fest in downtown Whiting, Indiana. Pierogi Fest takes place at the end of July every year on 119th Street in downtown Whiting. This annual festival celebrates Polish heritage and pays tribute to the popular Polish food, the pierogi. There are plenty of food vendors, crafts, bands, activities for kids, a beer garden and tons[…]

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St. John the Evangelist Parish Festival

St. John the Evangelist Parish Festival

The St. John the Evangelist Parish festival in Saint John, Indiana. This annual festival takes place on the church grounds at the southwest corner of 93rd Avenue and US 41 in downtown St. John, Indiana. This popular local festival takes place in the summer, typically around the end of July, and is open to the[…]

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Derecho Storm near Chicago, NW Indiana on June 12, 2013

Derecho Storm near Chicago, NW Indiana on June 12, 2013

A supercell thunderstorm forming a derecho moved through the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area on the evening of Wednesday, June 12, 2013. This is a panoramic photo taken of the supercell that moved through Lake County, Indiana near Dyer at around 6:25pm CST. This storm cause property damage in Crown Point, Winfield and Hebron, about[…]

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The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

The stained glass windows inside of the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana.

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Empty abandoned church room in Gary, Indiana

Empty abandoned church room in Gary, Indiana

An empty room inside of the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This room appears to be a former church room with a fireplace. The fireplace marble and facade was salvaged long ago, the ceiling has all but collapsed, and various debris lies all around. The City Methodist Church is a popular place for[…]

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Aerial fall photo of downtown Crown Point, Indiana

Aerial fall photo of downtown Crown Point, Indiana

Aerial fall photo of Crown Point, Indiana taken in October 2012 near the historic Old Lake County Courthouse on the Crown Point square. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is strictly prohibited. For information about the use and licensing of this photo, please refer to[…]

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Aerial photo of downtown Lowell, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Lowell, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Lowell, Indiana taken in October 2012. This photo faces northwest towards Chicago overlooking E. Commercial Ave, the main street that runs through downtown Lowell, Indiana. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is strictly prohibited. For information about the use and licensing[…]

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Aerial photo of Cedar Lake, Indiana

Aerial photo of Cedar Lake, Indiana

Aerial photo of Cedar Lake, Indiana taken in October 2012. Cedar Lake is located in Lake County about one hour southeast of Chicago. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is strictly prohibited. For information about the use and licensing of this photo, please refer to[…]

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Urban Exploration of Gary, Indiana – Old Broken Chair

Urban Exploration of Gary, Indiana – Old Broken Chair

An old, broken chair was found during my urban exploration photo shoot of Gary, Indiana in October 2012. This chair was found in the long abandoned City Methodist Church in downtown Gary. Abandoned since the early 1970s, the church still stands and items comes and go. It is unknown whether this chair has been here[…]

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Old used film in the Palace Theater, Gary, Indiana

Old used film in the Palace Theater, Gary, Indiana

During my urban exploration of Gary, Indiana, I found some old used film lying on the floor of the projector room in the Palace Theater. The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana has been closed since the mid 1970s Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is[…]

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Old, abandoned train station in Gary, Indiana

Old, abandoned train station in Gary, Indiana

The long abandoned Union Station in Gary, Indiana. Union Station was once the main hub for incoming immigrants who came from the east coast to work in the steel mills around Gary, Indiana. This train station has been abandoned since the late 1950s and has stood empty for over fifty years. Check out more of[…]

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Old, Abandoned Theater Auditorium

Old, Abandoned Theater Auditorium

An old, abandoned theater auditorium, once known as the Seaman Auditorium in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. I took this photo in October 2012 while doing some urban exploration photography in Gary. The City Methodist Church has been closed for over forty years and this theater stage has sat abandoned ever since. Check[…]

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Palace Theater – Urban Exploration in Gary, Indiana

Palace Theater – Urban Exploration 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. Licensing and Copyright Information[…]

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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[…]

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Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

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[…]

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Old Fireplace in Abandoned Church – Urbex Photography

Old Fireplace in Abandoned Church – Urbex Photography

  An old fireplace remains in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana, over forty years after the church closed it’s doors for the last time. Today, the church crumbles in the middle of downtown Gary, Indiana. This church has been a popular place for urban exploration photographers, also known as urbex photography, because Gary[…]

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Aerial Photo of Highland, Indiana Car Dealerships

Aerial Photo of Highland, Indiana Car Dealerships

Aerial photo of Highland, Indiana over 45th St. looking east over Indianapolis Blvd. This area has many car dealerships, including Christenson Chevrolet, Webb Ford, Circle Buick GMC, Thomas Kia, Bosak Honda and many other local businesses along this busy corridor of US 41. I have many more Northwest Indiana aerial photos taken from across Northwest Indiana! Would[…]

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Aerial Photo of Merrillville, Indiana over US 30

Aerial Photo of Merrillville, Indiana over US 30

Aerial photo of Merrillville, Indiana looking east over US 30 towards the I-65 interchange. Many businesses along this busy corridor can be seen, including the Twin Towers, Meijer, Star Plaza Theater, Westfield Southlake Mall, Old Time Pottery, Walgreens, Steak n Shake, Car-X, and many others. This photo was taken on Saturday, August 18, 2012. I[…]

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Aerial Photo of Downtown Valparaiso, Indiana in Porter County

Aerial Photo of Downtown Valparaiso, Indiana in Porter County

Aerial photo of downtown Valparaiso, Indiana facing northwest taken on Saturday, August 18, 2012. The Porter County Circuit Cout building can be seen in the center of the photo and marks the center of downtown Valpo. In the full resolution version of this photo, the Chicago skyline can be faintly seen on the horizon. I[…]

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Aerial photo of Schererville, Indiana over US 30 and US 41

Aerial photo of Schererville, Indiana over US 30 and US 41

Aerial photo of Schererville, Indiana facing northwest over Tiebel’s Restaurant and overlooking the intersection of US 30 (Indianapolis Blvd) and US 41 (Joliet St). This intersection is known as “The Crossroads of America”. Featured businesses in this photo include Ashley Furniture, AMC 12, White Castle, BP Gas Station, Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins, Baker’s Square,[…]

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Aerial photo of Downtown Valparaiso, Indiana over E. Lincolnway

Aerial photo of Downtown Valparaiso, Indiana over E. Lincolnway

Aerial photo of downtown Valparaiso, Indiana looking northeast over Lincolnway and Washington St. In the bottom right is the Porter County Court building, the center of downtown Valparaiso. Downtown Valpo has a historic square with buildings dating back to the late 19th century. Browse through more of my Northwest Indiana aerial photos taken from across Northwest Indiana![…]

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Aerial photo of Downtown Crown Point, Indiana and US 231

Aerial photo of Downtown Crown Point, Indiana and US 231

Aerial photo of downtown Crown Point, Indiana facing east-southeast while just north of US 231. Featured in the center of the photo is the Old Lake County Courthouse, a historic landmark in Northwest Indiana. I took several photos of downtown Crown Point at all angle, including one facing northwest that has the Chicago skyline on[…]

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Aerial photo in Munster, Indiana near South Side Christian Church

Aerial photo in Munster, Indiana near South Side Christian Church

Aerial photo of Munster, Indiana looking east over Broadmoor Ave towards South Side Christian Church. This photo was taken in August 2012, nearly four years after the Little Calumet River flooded the entire neighborhood after the remnants of Hurricane Ike dumped record rainfalls in Northwest Indiana. The inside of South Side Christian Church was a complete loss[…]

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Aerial photo of Hammond, Indiana over Calumet Avenue

Aerial photo of Hammond, Indiana over Calumet Avenue

  Aerial photo of Hammond, Indiana looking north up Calumet Ave just south of 173rd St. The Chicago skyline can be seen on the horizon in the distance. My very first job at just 16 years of age was at Terry’s Aquarium in Hammond, which can be seen just west of the Calumet Ave /[…]

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Aerial Photo of Stone Bridge Estates in Schererville, Indiana

Aerial Photo of Stone Bridge Estates in Schererville, Indiana

Aerial photo looking north of the Stone Bridge Estates subdivision in Schererville, Indiana. Stone Bridge Estates was constructed by Precision Construction, a Northwest Indiana new home builder. The Chicago skyline can be seen in the distance on the horizon. Check out more of my Northwest Indiana aerial photos taken across Lake and Porter Counties! Are you interested[…]

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Aerial photo in Schererville, Indiana US 30 and Burr St

Aerial photo in Schererville, Indiana US 30 and Burr St

Aerial photo in Schererville, Indiana over the intersection of US 30 and Burr St facing northwest. The Kelly Law Offices are located in the office building at the southeast corner. Across the street is Walgreens, Subway, and several other Schererville businesses. The Chicago skyline can be seen in the distance on the horizon. Check out[…]

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Aerial photo of Hammond, Indiana near WJOB Tower

Aerial photo of Hammond, Indiana near WJOB Tower

Aerial photo taken in Hammond, Indiana near the WJOB radio tower, a local landmark. This photo was taken facing south looking down Indianapolis Blvd. In the distance, you can see the interchange of Indianapolis Blvd and I-80/94. In the lower half of the photo, Huhtamaki paper supplies company, Petro’s Restaurant, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Carson[…]

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NW Indiana Aerial Photography Griffith, Indiana

NW Indiana Aerial Photography Griffith, Indiana

Aerial photo of Griffith, Indiana looking southwest over Broad Ave. View my Northwest Indiana aerial photos taken in other communities across Lake and Porter Counties! I also have a large collection of unpublished aerial photos taken along the US 41 (Indianapolis Blvd) and US 30 corridors in Hammond, Highland, Dyer, Schererville, Merrillville, Hobart and Valparaiso. Visit my Northwest[…]

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Northwest Indiana Aerial photo of Saint John, Indiana

Northwest Indiana Aerial photo of Saint John, Indiana

Aerial photo of Saint John, Indiana in Lake County, Northwest Indiana. This photo was taken in August 2012 and overlooks downtown St. John with views of the downtown water tower, police station, St. John Town Hall, the Old St. John Church, and many other local St. John businesses along Wicker Ave (US 41). Be sure[…]

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Aerial photo of downtown Hobart, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Hobart, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Hobart, Indiana overlooking Lake George and Main Street. Check out more of my Northwest Indiana aerial photos taken across Lake and Porter Counties! Are you interested in having an aerial photo of your home or business? I have a large collection of photos taken along the US 41 and US 30 corridors. Visit[…]

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Aerial Photo downtown Chesterton, Indiana

Aerial Photo downtown Chesterton, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Chesterton, Indiana facing south and overlooking the intersection of Calumet Rd. and Broadway. Chesterton, Indiana is located in Northwest Indiana in northern Porter County near the Indiana Dunes State Park. Photo taken in August 2012. Check out more of my Northwest Indiana aerial photos taken throughout Lake and Porter Counties! Interested in having[…]

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Aerial Photo of Downtown Dyer, Indiana

Aerial Photo of Downtown Dyer, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Dyer, Indiana taken in August 2012 in Northwest Indiana. Seen in this photo is US 30 (Joliet St), Franciscan St. Margaret Hospital, the Dyer Town Hall, Dyer Police Department, Venice Italian Steakhouse, St. Joseph Church and more. Check out more of my Northwest Indiana aerial photos taken throughout Lake and Porter[…]

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Aerial Photo of Downtown Crown Point, Indiana

Aerial Photo of Downtown Crown Point, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Crown Point, Indiana taken in August 2012 in Northwest Indiana. Pictured are the Old Lake County Courthouse, which was built in the 1870s. Locally known as ‘The Grand Old Lady’, today the historic courthouse houses shops and stores. In the far horizon in the center of the photo, the Chicago skyline[…]

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Best Wedding Photo Locations in Northwest Indiana

Best Wedding Photo Locations in Northwest Indiana

Best Northwest Indiana Wedding Photo Locations Northwest Indiana is a picturesque place to take photos, so long as you know where to take your photos. As a Northwest Indiana wedding photographer, people ask me all the time about Northwest Indiana wedding photo locations, what my recommendations are, and about the places that I have been[…]

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Solar Eclipse in Northwest Indiana – May 20, 2012

Solar Eclipse in Northwest Indiana – May 20, 2012

Click to enlarge. Solar eclipse taking place on the evening of May 20, 2012 as seen from Schererville, Indiana. This particular eclipse was viewable throughout most of the United States and in a select area on the western coast from roughly Sacramento southeast to Albuquerque, the eclipse was seen with a “ring of fire”. A ring[…]

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Giuseppe’s Authentic Italian Restaurant in Northwest Indiana

Giuseppe’s Authentic Italian Restaurant in Northwest Indiana

Giuseppe’s Everything Italian in Schererville is an authentic Italian restaurant in Northwest Indiana, located near the AMC Theaters just west of Indianapolis Blvd (US 41). Opened in 2011, Giuseppe’s offers authentic Italian cuisine, with many of it’s core ingredients imported directly from Italy. Giuseppe’s specializes in wood fired brick oven pizzas, pastas, lasagna, and much[…]

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Stone Bridge Estates in Schererville, Indiana by Precision Construction

Stone Bridge Estates in Schererville, Indiana by Precision Construction

Stone Bridge Estates in Schererville, Indiana is a premier community built by Precision Construction in Northwest Indiana. The neighborhood is conveniently located just northwest of the intersection of US 41 (Indianapolis Blvd) and US 30 (Joliet St) near the AMC Theaters on Deer Creek Drive. The houses that are built in this neighborhood were built[…]

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Dyer, Indiana Town Hall on Joliet St (US 30)

Dyer, Indiana Town Hall on Joliet St (US 30)

Dyer, Indiana is a small town tucked in the far south suburbs of Chicago in Northwest Indiana. The Dyer Town Hall building is located in downtown Dyer on Joliet St (US 30) in Dyer just east of Hart Ave and St. Margaret Mercy Hospital. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or[…]

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Heritage Park and Kaske House in Munster, Indiana

Heritage Park and Kaske House in Munster, Indiana

Spring arrived early this year in Northwest Indiana and the blossoms were in full bloom at Heritage Park in Munster, Indiana. Heritage Park in Munster is a relatively new park located at the corner of Columbia Ave and Ridge Road. This location is a local historical landmark and a significant location in Munster’s history because[…]

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Storm Cell over Schererville heading towards Chicago 3/23/2012

Storm Cell over Schererville heading towards Chicago 3/23/2012

Storms developing across the Midwest on Friday, March 23, 2012 (click for full version image). This storm cell is approaching Schererville, IN heading north towards Chicago. The shot was taken facing southwest as the storm moved almost directly north along the Indiana / Illinois border. I give permission for any news or weather agency to[…]

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Sandhill Crane Migration in Northwest Indiana (Video) – March 2012

Sandhill Crane Migration in Northwest Indiana (Video) – March 2012

I was sitting in the living room with the windows open this afternoon when I heard one of the strangest noises that I had never heard coming from outside. I went and looked outside on my balcony and saw swarms of Sandhill Cranes migrating through Northwest Indiana, thousands of them passing through while flying in[…]

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Gary, Indiana Union Station Abandon Train Depot

Gary, Indiana Union Station Abandon Train Depot

The Union Station building on Broadway just north of 4th Street in downtown Gary, Indiana has been abandoned for decades and still sits today, crumbling between the railroad tracks and the Indiana Tollroad. This once beautiful building loaded and unloaded passengers headed to and from Chicago and east towards New York City. The ornate structure[…]

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President Obama at Gary Roosevelt HS in Northwest Indiana

President Obama at Gary Roosevelt HS in Northwest Indiana

In April 2008, then Senator Barack Obama made a campaign stop at Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana as he made one of several campaign stops in Northwest Indiana before eventually defeating Hillary Clinton and winning the Presidential primary and then later the Presidential election in 2008. President Obama made several trips to NW Indiana[…]

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Downtown Crown Point, Indiana on the Square

Downtown Crown Point, Indiana on the Square

Downtown Crown Point, Indiana is one of the only communities in Northwest Indiana that actually has a commercial “square” with a courthouse in the middle. The photo above was taken of the east side of the square looking north. To the left and not pictured is the historic Old Lake County Courthouse, which was built[…]

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City Hall in Hammond, Indiana on Calumet Ave

City Hall in Hammond, Indiana on Calumet Ave

The City Hall building in Hammond, Indiana is located on the corner of Calumet Ave and Highland across the street from Hammond High School. Hammond is one of the largest cities in the State of Indiana and is the largest city by population in Northwest Indiana. Located in the far northwest corner of the state,[…]

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Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Indiana

Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Indiana

Today, the Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, IN functions as a tourist attraction and houses several shops and galleries that are open to the public. In the warmer months, craft fairs and other cultural events are held around the courthouse and on the grounds of the square in downtown Crown Point. The Old[…]

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