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The AlieInn, a strange alien-themed rest stop outside of the Area 51 military facility. It was very popular in the 90's, but has since fallen a bit off the pop-culture radar.
The ripped-apart morgue of an abandoned asylum. The room is lit naturally via a small barred window which was out-of-frame behind the door,
The abandoned Pennhurst asylum of Pennsylvania. A hospital so bad it was once called the "shame of the nation". This was a long exposure, shot around 1am.
An abandoned hospital that sits on the outskirts of NYC. You can see Manhattan out over the water.
Ochre Sea Star on the jetty at newport beach
A very long exposure of a simple abandoned house... covered in the most profane graffiti I have ever seen. I think the exposure was about 10 minutes. The purple hue was done in-camera with the white-b
The master stair of an abandoned private school. The building must have been grand at one time, but has since fallen, through time and the elements, so a fragile state.
The interior of a once-grand theater. The lighting is via a few work-lamps, shot at a lengthy exposure. It's such a shame that this place was left to decay as it has.
An old dresser in an abandoned mental asylum. The green hue is from the dense canopy of foliage that has come to engulf the building.
Sunset over the Chobe River spotted during a boat cruise.
Looking down an alley in Dunedin
On my first OC ferris wheel ride with my oldest daughter (her 1st time too) at Jolly Roger's Amusement Park at the Pier in Ocean City, MD.
Having my first ride with my oldest daughter on Ocean City's Ferris Wheel ( At Jolly Roger's Amusement Park at the Pier)
Hiking in Huntington Beach at The Bolsa Chica Wetlands.. Heron flying over us yelling at a Perigan Falcon. 
2/2010
Array of glass, china that we found on the beach at Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor National Park.
Flower garden outside shop in St. Michaels MD
Two heart shaped chairs near ice cream parlor in St. Michaels, MD.
Way down upon the Swanee River. Taken in north Florida on a road trip.
Reflection in wetlands.  Shot in Merritt Island Florida, exploring nature.
minneapolis skyline
plant
beautiful pink flowers
Flower on bark
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
On my first OC ferris wheel ride with my oldest daughter (her 1st time too) at Jolly Roger's Amusement Park at the Pier in Ocean City, MD.

On my first OC ferris wheel ride with my oldest daughter (her 1st time too) at Jolly Roger's Amusement Park at the Pier in Ocean City, MD.

TAGS: Maryland, United States

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
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© April Sliwinski.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2011
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 5, 2011, 10:09 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SD1000
Focal Length: 5.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO80
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PHOTO LOCATION Ocean City, Maryland, United States of America