In one of my many former jobs, I used to work in Rosslyn, Virginia – which is within walking distance of Arlington National Cemetery. On nice days, a coworker and I would frequently stroll over during our lunch break to enjoy the quiet solitude and the beauty of the immaculately kept grounds. On occasion we would walk through some of the existing architecture within the cemetery, like this example – the Memorial Amphitheater. Usually there are crowds of school kids and tour buses, but this time there was no one.
Photo info: Memorial Amphitheater Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia November 2013 Sony 10-18/4.0 ASPH lens Sony NEX-5R digital camera
For anyone wanting a weird and unsettling experience, I have just the place for you – Centralia, Pennsylvania. At one point during my youth in the 1970’s, I lived only 100 miles (160 km) from Centralia, but I never knew it existed until about a decade ago. Centralia has since been rediscovered by the Interweb crowd, and a lot has been posted online about it – including an official web page – so I won’t bore you with repetitive details. Just suffice to say that it’s goosebump creepy, and totally worth a visit when the leaves are off the trees — for heightened creepiness.
Photo info: Graffiti on the guardrails Centralia, Pennsylvania November 2013 Sony 10-18/4.0 ASPH lens Sony NEX-5R digital camera