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Rooftopping in Belgium

Friday, November 21, 2014

Infiltrating a hotel rooftop at night in Belgium was an incredibly peaceful experience. Observing people walking and mingling, while cars were zipping through the streets, was an extended moment of zen.

Many rooftoppers climb to great heights - the top of a construction crane or an office building that rises dozens of stories into the sky. My preference is to be a little closer to the ground; at least so that I can see people's expressions and get a real sense of the city below.

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Zydeco Zinger

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Zydeco Zinger is the decaying wave swinger ride in the abandoned Six Flags New Orleans theme park. The park was abandoned by the Six Flags corporation after most of the rides and property were damaged during Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

I took this photo during the first of three consecutive days and nights of creepy and surreal exploration..

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Lee Plaza's Grand Piano

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lee Plaza was built in 1928 and exemplified the popular Art Deco architecture of the era. The building, rising to 15 floors, was first used as an ornate high rise hotel, then an upscale apartment with hotel services. It was last used as a senior citizen's home in the 1990s before finally closing its doors.

Not long ago, this grand piano occupied a place in Lee Plaza's first floor ballroom. Over the years, the piano decayed naturally and by means of force. It recently met its demise at the hands of some vandals and their experimentations with a bomb.

In 1981, Lee Plaza was registered as a historic site by the state of Michigan and was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places.

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Focus

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sometimes it's difficult to stay focused. There are so many things pulling and peeling away at our ability to stay in the zone (or in "flow").

However, if we dream big and work really hard anything is possible.

That includes crafting somewhat clever metaphors out of photos recently taken in an abandoned psychiatric hospital. ;)

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Light Trails of London

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A long exposure light trails photo taken while walking up to The Shard in London, England. The Shard is the tallest building in the European Union.

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