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Jacob Beal
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Crossing power lines, Maine
Two sets of high-voltage power lines, crossing somewhere in the wilderness of Maine. Notice the service trail running long the larger one, to support maintenance and repairs. Where I grew up in New England, all of the power lines disappear discreetly into t...

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Quarry near Chicago
This is one of several great holes in the Earth near Chicago. Looking at them, embedded within the depths of city on every side, it seems clear to me that the quarry came first, in earlier days, and then the city crowded around, unable to let alone any scra...

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Salt-sand dome, O'Hare Airport, Chicago
I've always loved these "winter domes," which you see scattered all around the snowy states, holding heaps of sand or salt to be spread on the road. There is something elegant to me about the simplicity of the building: it's a pointy dome because inside the...

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Massive Chicago freight yard
A massive freight yard outside of Chicago, simply packed with train cars waiting to be switched around and routed all over the nation.

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Pipe yard, Chicago
Great stacks and heaps of all manner of different shapes and sizes of pipes, just waiting to be turned into infrastructure.

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Chicago Midway Squareport
For a very long time, I was completely wrong about where Chicago Midway Airport was. Since I knew it was supposed to be "more convenient" for getting downtown than O'Hare, for some reason I'd mapped it onto Meigs Field , the airport that used to actually be...

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Taxi holding pen, Chicago O'Hare
Taxis, waiting in queue in a special lot on the edge of O'Hare, for their turn to go to the terminals and pick up customers.

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Mist in Valleys, New York
Mist filling valleys in upstate New York, below an early morning flight from Boston to Chicago.

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The End of the Highway, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
On the Northwest side of Cedar Rapids, they have been extending a a highway off into the expanding suburbs of the city.  At the time I took this photo, the extending edge stopped sharply at this bridge. I'm sure there must have been signs or barriers to kee...

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Cinnamon Roll Sexual Harassment
Spotted at the Iowa State Fair some time back, I think this is supposed to just be a silly "sexy sin" sort of reference, but I'm not so comfortable with the idea of a gang of men lustfully chasing a woman around. It feels like something that felt like a goo...
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