Sunday, April 28, 2019

Suggestive glance

In the opposite carrel

A wayward glance suggests the photograph to be taken.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Grey sided

Grey blue siding on house

This house is located across the street from a now redeveloped urban renewal district. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Foot steps in the sand

Printed foot path

The footprints of walkers are left behind in the damp sand surface of the walking path.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stamp and coin

Former stamp and coin store

This empty store front was a philatelic and numismatic store in a previous life.

Three quarters view

The store is partially encased in the hillside.

Three quarters of a relaxed view 3d stereograph

The 3/4 view of the storefront is presented in a relaxed view 3d stereograph.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Three over two

Store front in vertical rectangles 

At one time, the front glass of this empty store was "three over one".  When those large glass panes were broken, they would be replaced with smaller panes that were cheaper to buy and replace.  Here the result is a "three over two" look which accentuates the overall effect of vertical rectangles.

Door pull

Despite the look of the door pull and lock, the front door is well secured.  Of note is the ergonomic placement of the pull handle in relation to the thumb latch.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Rectangles and pies

7 x 4 sewer cover

The 7 x 4 cut-through perpendicular diamond pattern of this manhole cover creates rectangular and pie shaped negative spaces.  The rubber tires of irregularly timed vehicle traffic keep the cover buffed to a dull but reflective surface.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sugar plum registration

Sugar plum registration 1 

 Sugar plum registration 2 

The scan at 4800 dpi reveals that the color registration of this "Sugar Plum Tea" box is off slightly, but not enough that it would interfere with the enjoyment of the tea.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Arboria - Books & Records

Arboria sales slip

This sales slip for 27 cents - twenty five cents for a used book plus two cents sales tax - is dated May 16, with no year notated.  It was found in a used book where it was used as a bookmark.  The discolored part at the top of the sales slip is the portion of the sales slip that was sticking out of the used book.

Arboria Books and Records closed at the end of July, 2006. It was owned by Mark Biega and had done business in State College starting in 1975.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Crocus cornucopia 

A cascading cavalcade of creeping crocuses greets the visitor at the front steps.