Statue of Liberty…hey wait a minute!

On my way to see a Penn State game when I look out of the car window and what do I see?  The Statue of Liberty!  Am I lost?  Did I take a wrong turn?  No.  And I am not seeing things either.

Pennsylvania

Someone erected a replica of the Statue of Liberty in the lake along the highway going towards State College, Pennsylvania.  Surprised I should say, but also kinda funny and pretty cool.  Sorry the shots aren’t great.  There was no place to pull over to get a better view.

Penn State

Here are some other photos from my trip including Mount Nittany.

Nittany

Mountains

Mountains

Sunset

Sunset

Downtown Dairy

While on business in Richmond Virginia, I looked down a side street and saw a strange but very cool building.

historic buildings

Built in 1914, the Richmond Dairy Company building remains one of Richmond’s best examples of the creativity and eccentricity of respected Richmond architecture firm Carneal & Johnston. The building was commissioned by the prosperous Richmond Dairy Company, which was started in 1890 by dairymen J.O. Scott, A.L. Scott and T.L. Blanton. The chain grocery stores and cardboard cartons forced the Richmond Dairy Company out of business in 1970, but the forty-foot tall milk bottles on either side of the front entrance to the building remain. The building has served many uses over the years, including its current form as rental apartments. – Photos courtesy me.  Text courtesy of: http://www.visitrichmondva.com/listings/Richmond-Dairy-Co-/1664/

Richmond Dairy Apartments

Richmond history

Richmond Dairy Apartments

Monster House Revisited!

Well, if you previously visited the original Monster House post, here is the follow-up.  I did go to visit again and guess what?  The birds are gone!  So it appears that there were two large birds sitting on the chimneys at the same time.  It originally seemed that they may have been fake birds placed there to deter other roosting birds, but in fact they were roosting birds!

Here are photos of the front from a different angle, the side, and rear of the building.  You can clearly see that the birds have flown off.

But now a new strangeness appears…Take a look at the third photo. Zoom in to the middle and upper windows. Do you see eyes and faces?

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Monster House!

It seems that this house has seen better days.  No one lives here anymore and no one cares.  But I can’t help to look at it every time I drive by.

This is the first time I took a photo of it.  It’s also the first time I noticed something strange about the house.  Click on the picture and look closer.  I don’t know if they are real or not.  I didn’t see them until I uploaded the photos.  Do you see them?

UPDATE:  Click here for part two.

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Bridges

Bridges come in all shapes and sizes.  They get us from here to there, keep us dry when crossing a waterway, and help us “bridge” the gap and save us time.  Here are some bridges that I have had the pleasure of crossing:Batona Trail Overnight 035

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