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Urban Photography in Northwest Indiana

Urban Photography in Northwest Indiana

ThisĀ is one of many rooms inside of the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church is a popular place for urban exploration photographers to come and take photos and explore the ruins of old buildings. Gary has long been popular as a place with old abandoned buildings that are virtually open to[…]

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McCormick’s Creek State Park Waterfall

McCormick’s Creek State Park Waterfall

The waterfall at McCormick’s Creek State Park near Spencer, Indiana is a popular tourist attraction bringing in photographers and outdoors lovers from across the state and beyond. This photo was taken in October 2014 on a beautiful fall afternoon in southern Indiana. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without[…]

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Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most photographed places in California and is widely known around the world. This photo of the Golden Gate Bridge was taken in November 2008 from the southeast side of the bridge looking northwest. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or[…]

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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. You[…]

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Fourth Street Live in downtown Louisville, Kentucky

Fourth Street Live in downtown Louisville, Kentucky

The entertainment district in downtown Louisville, Kentucky is known as Fourth Street Live and is a popular tourist attraction and hang out area for all ages. 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,[…]

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Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana

Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana

Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana photography including the new JW Marriott hotel, NCAA headquarters and the open space area on the west side of downtown. 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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Fall in Traverse City, Michigan

Fall in Traverse City, Michigan

Fall comes in early October in northern Michigan and just a bit later around the shores of Lake Michigan and the Grand Traverse Bay. Pictured here is a bench under a colorful tree looking out towards Grand Traverse Bay. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent[…]

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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 prohibited.[…]

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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 and[…]

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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 public[…]

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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 Printing[…]

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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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Downtown Indianapolis Skyline over the Canal

Downtown Indianapolis Skyline over the Canal

Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana as seen from the west side looking east over the canal. The downtown Indianapolis area has been revived and reformed over the past decade with new development lining the downtown streets and the canal district. Downtown Indianapolis is becoming a hotbed of activity with it’s quaint downtown that is easy to navigate[…]

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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, is[…]

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Aerial photo of Traverse City, Michigan

Aerial photo of Traverse City, Michigan

An aerial photo of Traverse City, Michigan taken in August 2013 overlooking downtown Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Bay. View more of my Traverse City photos!

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Picking Strawberries at a Strawberry Patch

Picking Strawberries at a Strawberry Patch

Strawberries freshly picked from a strawberry patch. A bucket of strawberries picked from a u-pick strawberry patch.

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Chicago Black and White Photography

Chicago Black and White Photography

Chicago black and white photography taken along the Chicago River in downtown Chicago just in front of the Trump Tower. View more of my Chicago photos.

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Chicago Skyline along the Chicago River in Black and White

Chicago Skyline along the Chicago River in Black and White

A black and white scene taken along the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. This photo was taken in May 2014 facing south just below the Trump Tower. View more of my Chicago photos.

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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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Homeless in Chicago: The Unnoticed

Homeless in Chicago: The Unnoticed

Every photo tells a story. This is the story about a man struggling with hard times going practically unnoticed on one of downtown Chicago’s busiest commercial districts. I don’t know who this man is or anything about his story, but I’d like to. He was a younger man, caucasian, he didn’t say anything and he[…]

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Broken TV Set

Broken TV Set

Urban exploration photography brings me across this old broken television set in an abandoned building. The television set dates back to the 1970s or early 1980s in this building with crumbling wood floors and other items scattered around the area. View more photos of urban exploration photography.

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Aerial photo of Chicago over Chicago River

Aerial photo of Chicago over Chicago River

An aerial photo of downtown Chicago taken at the mouth of the Chicago River looking west over Lake Shore Drive. The Aon Center, Prudential Tower and the Trump Tower are all prominently visible in this photo.

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Sample Gates at Indiana University Bloomington

Sample Gates at Indiana University Bloomington

The Sample Gates is the place of the most popular sought after photo on the campus of Indiana University. The Sample Gates are a relatively new addition to the University having been installed in the 1980s. The surrounding buildings were built in the late 19th century and early 20th century with most dating back well[…]

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Abandoned Hallway – Urban Exploration

Abandoned Hallway – Urban Exploration

An old, abandoned hallway in an abandoned building found while doing urban exploration photography. This hallway looks as if it had caught on fire at one time and it is coming to a point where it is almost too dangerous to be in this area due to the unstable walls and ceiling.  

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Panoramic New York City and Newark Skyline

Panoramic New York City and Newark Skyline

A panoramic photo of the New York City skyline as seen from the Staten Island Ferry. Newark, New Jersey can be seen on the left with the Status of Liberty in front of the skyline.

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New Frontier Casino Sign, Las Vegas

New Frontier Casino Sign, Las Vegas

The New Frontier Casino sign in Las Vegas, taken in June 2007 before the casino was closed and demolished. The sign was demolished along with the hotel and casino, although it is rumored that various people have parts of the historic sign. View more Las Vegas photos.

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Las Vegas Strip with New Frontier Casino

Las Vegas Strip with New Frontier Casino

The Las Vegas Strip featuring the New Frontier Casino (demolished), Wynn Hotel and Casino and the Stratosphere. Photo taken in June 2007. View more photos of Lss Vegas.

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The Mood Graph – Urbex Photography

The Mood Graph – Urbex Photography

The mood graph measures time over mood in the abandoned Union Station in Gary, Indiana.

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State Street in Chicago

State Street in Chicago

State Street in downtown Chicago. State Street was long known as the shopping hub of downtown Chicago, with retail giants like Sears, Carson Pirie Scott and many other large department stores dominating the business sector south of the river. Pictured here is the 200 block of South State Street looking south. The Harold Washington Library[…]

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NYC Lower Manhattan Skyline

NYC Lower Manhattan Skyline

The New York City skyline in lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry. The Brooklyn Bridge can be seen in the background on the right side of the image. View more photos of New York City.

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Northern Trust Company on LaSalle in Chicago

Northern Trust Company on LaSalle in Chicago

The Northern Trust Company building on LaSalle Street in Chicago’s financial district.

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Beck Chapel at Indiana University

Beck Chapel at Indiana University

Beck Chapel on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The Beck Chapel is a non-denominational church and is a popular location for wedding photos and for wedding ceremonies in Bloomington.

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Old Staircase in an Abandoned Building

Old Staircase in an Abandoned Building

An old staircase in the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church has been the site of several movies including Transformers 3 and Nightmare on Elm Street.

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An Old Chair in an Abandoned Room

An Old Chair in an Abandoned Room

Ohh, the things you’ll find while urban exploring in Gary, Indiana. This chair with the red velvet fabric was in an abandoned room in the City Methodist Church in downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church was closed in the early 1970s and has been closed ever since.  

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Empty Chair in an Abandoned Building

Empty Chair in an Abandoned Building

An empty chair in an abandoned building in Gary, Indiana, found while doing urban exploration photography in Northwest Indiana. This photo was taken in the former City Methodist Church, which has been closed since the early 1970s.  

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Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas

The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas is a light show that takes place upon a large canopy over Fremont Street in the old section of Las Vegas. This area of Las Vegas was the original gambling sector, popular in the mid-20th Century until much larger resort casinos began to be built along the Las[…]

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Indiana University Football Team

Indiana University Football Team

It’s a sea of crimson as the Indiana University Hoosiers football team leaves the field at halftime against Ohio State in October 2005. IU football games take place on campus at Memorial Stadium just north of 17th Avenue in Bloomington. The Indiana University football program is part of the Big Ten Conference. View more photos[…]

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The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana

The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana

The view from the balcony of the Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana. The Palace Theater was a popular place to see a show in the mid-20th century, however it was closed in the mid-1970s and never reopened again. Today, the theater sits empty and rotting in the middle of downtown Gary on Broadway Avenue and[…]

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Old 1970s Broken Television Set

Old 1970s Broken Television Set

A broken television in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This television probably dates back to the early 1970s and is one of many interesting old objects that can be found while taking urban exploration photos in Gary, Indiana.

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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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Maxwell Hall, Indiana University Campus

Maxwell Hall, Indiana University Campus

Maxwell Hall on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Maxwell Hall is located in the old part of campus known as the ‘old crescent’ near Kirkwood and Indiana Avenue.  

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The Indiana University Auditorium

The Indiana University Auditorium

The Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Indiana University Bloomington Student Building

Indiana University Bloomington Student Building

The historic Student Building on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.

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Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Skyline

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Skyline

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania photo taken from Mount Washington in May 2006.

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Downtown Columbus, Ohio Skyline

Downtown Columbus, Ohio Skyline

The Columbus, Ohio skyline as seen in May 2006.

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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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Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Wrigley Field is the second oldest baseball stadium in Major League Baseball, second only to Fenway Park in Boston. Wrigley Field is over 100 years old and has not seen a World Series Championship from the Chicago Cubs in over 100 years as well. View more[…]

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U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team. U.S. Cellular Field, formerly known as Comiskey Park and New Comiskey Park, was built in the early 1990s to replace the aging ‘old’ Comiskey Park. The stadium was later renamed U.S. Cellular Field after a naming partnership was developed between U.S. Cellular[…]

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The Metrodome, Home of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings

The Metrodome, Home of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings

The Metrodome, the former home of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team and the Minnesota Vikings NFL team. The Metrodome was a domed stadium and one of the only stadiums in the United States that housed both a professional baseball team and a professional football team. View more photos of stadiums and more photos[…]

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Rogers Centre, Home of the Toronto Blue Jays

Rogers Centre, Home of the Toronto Blue Jays

The Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team in Ontario, Canada. The Rogers Centre is the home to the only Canadian Major League Baseball team since the Montreal Expos team was dismantled. View photos of baseball stadiums.

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Comerica Park, Home of the Detroit Tigers

Comerica Park, Home of the Detroit Tigers

Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team. Comerica Park is a relatively new stadium, replacing the historic Tigers Stadium. This photo was taken in May 2006 while the Detroit Tigers played the New York Yankees. View more photos of stadiums taken over the years.

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Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. This photo was taken in May 2006 during a game versus the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Boston won 4-1 on a pleasant evening in Boston.

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Cold Squirrel Eating in the Winter

Cold Squirrel Eating in the Winter

A cold grey squirrel eating a morsel of bread during a harsh winter.

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Renoir Statue in Key West, Florida

Renoir Statue in Key West, Florida

A statue of a dancing couple taken from a Renoir painting on display in front of the Customs House in Key West, Florida, taken in December 2007.

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Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago

Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago

Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, looking south. Michigan Avenue is one of the most well known streets in Chicago and is a popular destination for tourists and shoppers. South Michigan Avenue is the home to the Hilton Hotel Towers and Roosevelt University.

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Downtown Traverse City, Michigan on Front Street

Downtown Traverse City, Michigan on Front Street

Downtown Traverse City, Michigan at night featuring the historic State Theater. Traverse City is a popular summer destination and is known for its quaint downtown area, fine dining, and sandy beaches.  

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Aerial Photo of downtown Chicago over Chicago River

Aerial Photo of downtown Chicago over Chicago River

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago overlooking the Chicago River in the center of the city. The Chicago River was the site of the beginning of the City of Chicago in the early 1800s when the first settlements were built on the shorelines of the swampy and marshy area that we now know as Chicago.

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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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Indiana University Football Tailgating

Indiana University Football Tailgating

Tailgating for IU football games on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. Tailgating typically takes place in the fields across 17th Street from the football stadium. Students, alumni, friends and family gather for grilling and drinking, cornhole bags, and good times. This photo was taken during the Fall 2005 IU football season behind McNutt[…]

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Driving to Downtown Las Vegas

Driving to Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas heading towards Fremont Street in the old district of Las Vegas. Featured in this photo is the Fremont Casino and the 4 Queens Hotel tower.

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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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Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada

Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada

Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Fremont street is known for many of it’s popular casinos and is considered ‘the old part’ of Las Vegas. Many of these casinos have been featured in movies.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota Skyline from Stone Arch Bridge

Minneapolis, Minnesota Skyline from Stone Arch Bridge

The Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline from the historic Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis over the Mississippi River. The Stone Arch Bridge, once a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River, is now a walking and biking path for the public to enjoy.

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Panoramic Downtown Indianapolis RCA Dome

Panoramic Downtown Indianapolis RCA Dome

A panoramic view of the Indianapolis, Indiana skyline as seen from I-70 in February 2006. The RCA Dome (demolished) can de seen on the left.

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Historic Louisville Buildings on Main Street

Historic Louisville Buildings on Main Street

Downtown Louisville historic building facades stand supported along Main Street in the historic district in the west end of downtown Louisville.

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Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign

The icon Hollywood sign, as seen in November 2012.

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Historic downtown Galena, Illinois

Historic downtown Galena, Illinois

Historic Galena, Illinois, located just east of the Mississippi River in northwestern Illinois. Galena is a historic town, largely built in the 19th century and is iconic for its red brick storefronts that line the main downtown street. Galena is a popular location for photographers and painters and was also the setting for several scenes[…]

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New York City from the Staten Island Ferry

New York City from the Staten Island Ferry

The New York City skyline of Manhattan seen along side the Newark, New Jersey skyline. The Statue of Liberty can be seen on the left in front of the Newark skyline. This photo was taken May 2006 while aboard the Staten Island Ferry.

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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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Sleeping Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan

The Sleeping Bear Dunes in northern Michigan located near Empire, Michigan just 30 minutes west of Traverse City. Sleeping Bear Dunes consists of miles of beaches along Lake Michigan as well as many hiking trails, a scenic drive trail, sand bluffs, wildlife and fauna.

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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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Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota Skyline

Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota Skyline

The downtown St. Paul, Minnesota skyline as seen from the Mississippi River in May 2006. View photos of nearby Minneapolis, Minnesota taken over the years.

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The Bridges of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Bridges of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The bridges of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania overlooking the river from Mount Washington.

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Aerial photo of Chicago over Millennium Park

Aerial photo of Chicago over Millennium Park

An aerial view of Chicago taken over Millennium Park, featuring the Willis Tower (left), the Aon Center (right), and Trump Tower (far right in the clouds).

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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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Urban Exploration Graffiti in Abandoned Buildings

Urban Exploration Graffiti in Abandoned Buildings

Graffiti lines most of the walls inside of the long abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This building has been abandoned since the early 1970s and has become a popular place for urban exploration in Northwest Indiana, bring in photographers from thousands of miles away to take photos of the many abandoned buildings in[…]

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Old Chair Blanket – Urban Exploration

Old Chair Blanket – Urban Exploration

An old chair with a red velvet blanket was found in one of the rooms of the former City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana while doing a little bit of urban exploration photography in the abandoned buildings in the city. This is a popular location for photographers to come to for photos and many of[…]

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Aerial photo of Chicago’s North Loop

Aerial photo of Chicago’s North Loop

Aerial photograph of downtown Chicago and the north Loop district with the John Hancock Center featured. This photo faces east overlooking the Chicago skyline with Lake Michigan as the backdrop.

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Chicago Railroad Tracks Metra South Shore

Chicago Railroad Tracks Metra South Shore

The passenger railroad lines that run the Metra and South Shore trains running into downtown Chicago from the city’s south side. The South Shore railroad takes passengers along the southern shore of Lake Michigan into Indiana all the way to South Bend. The Metra line takes passengers to the south suburbs including Homewood, University Park,[…]

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Gallagher Smashs Watermelon at Summerfest Milwaukee

Gallagher Smashs Watermelon at Summerfest Milwaukee

Comedian Gallagher smashes a watermelon on the crowd during his act at Summerfest in downtown Milwaukee in June 2010. Gallagher performed for about an hour before teen pop star Ryan Cabrera took the stage.

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Abandoned Bathroom in an Old Church

Abandoned Bathroom in an Old Church

The abandoned bathroom has been out of use since the early 1970s when the City Methodist Church of Gary closed its doors. Today, the building and much of its contents still stand as a reminder of the past.

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Aerial photo of Chicago with John Hancock Center

Aerial photo of Chicago with John Hancock Center

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago featuring the John Hancock Center prominently dominating the skyline on the north side of the city while being partially obscured by clouds. View more photos of Chicago, both aerial and from the ground.

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Italian Village Restaurant in downtown Chicago

Italian Village Restaurant in downtown Chicago

The Italian Village Restaurant in downtown Chicago claims to be the oldest and longest running Italian restaurant in the City of Chicago. Located in the south loop, this is a popular and well liked restaurant among native Chicagoans.

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Historic Berghoff Restaurant in downtown Chicago

Historic Berghoff Restaurant in downtown Chicago

The historic Berghoff Restaurant in downtown Chicago. The Berghoff is a staple in Chicago and has been around for decades.

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The Mood Graph of Gary, Indiana

The Mood Graph of Gary, Indiana

The Mood Graph, as depicted by an anonymous graffiti artist in Gary, Indiana. This photo was taken inside of the former Gary Union Station which closed in the mid 1950s and still stands today just one block from the central downtown Gary district.

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Aerial photo of downtown Chicago over State Street

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago over State Street

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago over State Street overlooking Harrison from the south and looking north towards the Harold Washington Library, Robert Morris University in Chicago, DePaul University, the Chicago Theater and much more.

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Aerial photo of downtown Chicago near Willis Tower

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago near Willis Tower

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago near the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) facing northeast towards the Aon Center, Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building. The low clouds make for a dramatic effect, obscuring the tops of some of the tallest buildings in the United States. View the black and white version[…]

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Chicago Spring Photos along Michigan Ave

Chicago Spring Photos along Michigan Ave

Downtown Chicago in the spring along Michigan Ave. This photo is taken near Congress and Michigan Ave facing north. The historic Congress Hotel sign can be seen along Michigan Ave as well as the distinctive red CNA building. View more photos of Chicago including spring photos and photos in Millennium Park.

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Chicago Spring Tulips in Millennium Park

Chicago Spring Tulips in Millennium Park

A beautiful spring day in Chicago featuring purple and yellow tulips growing in Millennium Park near the Prudential Building and the Aon Center on downtown Chicago. Millennium Park is full of various gardens, including many gardens with edible vegetation and lettuces which are maintained by various organizations. View more of my Chicago photos taken over[…]

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Downtown Minneapolis along the Stone Arch Bridge

Downtown Minneapolis along the Stone Arch Bridge

The downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline as seen from the historic Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River. This is an HDR photo that I took in August 2010 near the Mill Ruins Museum and other local landmarks.

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Abandoned Classroom in an Old Church

Abandoned Classroom in an Old Church

An abandoned classroom in the former City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The former church closed in the early 1970s and the building has been vacant ever since. This was likely a church classroom of some type. View more of my photos of urban exploration in Gary, Indiana including more photos from this church.

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New York City Skyline with Empire State Building

New York City Skyline with Empire State Building

The New York City skyline as seen from the top of Rockefeller Center in May 2006. Facing south, the Empire State Building towers over midtown Manhattan.

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Abandoned Minneapolis Flour Mills

Abandoned Minneapolis Flour Mills

Old abandoned Minneapolis flour mills along the Mississippi River.

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Conrad Hilton Hotel Downtown Indianapolis

Conrad Hilton Hotel Downtown Indianapolis

The Conrad Hilton Hotel in downtown Indianapolis near the Circle Centre Mall. This photo was taken the night before Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012.

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