Sunrise on the Water

Back when we owned a sailboat – an old used sailboat, mind you – we docked it down at the tip of southern Maryland, in a quiet backwater of the Potomac River. It was secluded, filled with clear water, had lots of older trees and growth, was home to a plethora of land and aquatic creatures – and had some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the region.


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Sunrise at the marina
Point Lookout Marina
Ridge, Maryland
July 2013
Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH lens
Sony NEX-5R digital camera

A Living Church in a Ghost Town

Ukrainian Catholic Church – Centralia, Pennsylvania

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Pennsylvania is one of the few structures of the entire town of Centralia that remains standing — after a disastrous coal mine fire that began back in May 1962, which is expected to burn for hundreds of years. The rest of the town was declared a disaster zone and virtually all of the homes and businesses were razed, except for a few stubborn hold-outs. The church remained open — even though the town vanished around it — and a 1987 survey discovered that the building was on bedrock rather than coal, so plans to demolish the it were abandoned, and it remains open to this day.


Photo info:
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church
Centralia, Pennsylvania
November 2013
Sony 10-18/4.0 ASPH lens
Sony NEX-5R digital camera