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New Address

7 January, 2007 (16:36) | Ramblings | 219 comments

Thank you for dropping in. This site has now moved to Please update your links for the future.

This site will now become my test site for new themes and plug-ins.

Crazy House Prices #1

7 January, 2007 (00:03) | 20910, Forest Glen | 257 comments

Silver Spring Home. Canon SD600 1/80s f2.8.

My wife loves to keep an eye on house prices in the area, information for the future so she says. I think the people renovating this property got to the market a little late. The previous 2 years prices were going up but as with much of the US prices have leveled off in the last 6 months or so. When she first noticed this house it was listed for 1.1 million USD. I think it was on the market for 6 months before thay decided to rent it out.

As for the crazy price. There is no land to speak of, the road is 10 feet from the front door and a railway runs behind it carrying 40 trains a day.


6 January, 2007 (00:03) | 20910, Food | 4 comments

Kirsten's Cafe. Canon SD600 1/15s f2.8

Kirsten’s Cafe is a local coffeehouse known for its baked goods. It has been a good few months since we last visited and so I was a little surprised when I walked past the other evening. They had taken over the shop next door and doubled in size and now had a more modern look. We stopped by last evening to checkout the new look and can report that the baked goods are still very good.

Fire Station #1

5 January, 2007 (00:03) | 20910, Downtown | 147 comments

Silver Spring Fire Station. Nikon D200 1/180s f9.

A new Fire Station was opened in Silver Spring in 2006. The building it replaced was almost 100 years old. The new building is shared with other County agencies including Montgomery County Department of Police.

Plaza Art

4 January, 2007 (00:02) | 20910, Downtown | 3 comments

Plaza Art window. Nikon D200 1/45s f8.

Plaza Art is a long time Silver Spring business. I stopped to say hello to the two cats and noticed the sunset reflection in the window.

National Park Seminary

3 January, 2007 (00:02) | 20910, Forest Glen | 133 comments

National Park Seminary building. Canon SD600 1/125s f2.8.

One of the original building at National Park Seminary. Looking at the plans it will be the middle of 2007 before they start to renovate it.

“The Monroe”

2 January, 2007 (00:03) | 20910, Forest Glen | 199 comments

New construction at National park Seminary

I finally went for a walk around National Park Seminary after living in the area for 5 years. I have passed by many times but never stopped. National Park Seminary has been in existence in one form or another since the 1880’s and most of its buildings have a European or Asian influence. After many years of neglect the historic buildings are being renovated and new home construction is taking place.

Silver Spring

1 January, 2007 (00:02) | Downtown | 180 comments

Silver Spring

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In my first post I said that today would be the day that I started to post consistently. So to start with here is a general view of Downtown Silver Spring as you would see it as you enter from Washington DC.

Happy New Year.

Fenton Redevelopment

31 December, 2006 (00:01) | 20910, Downtown | 7 comments

Redevelopment on Fenton Ave. Nikon D200 1/60s f8.

I was just walking around this afternoon and came across this piece of redevelopment on Fenton Ave. There were also signs for Fenton Village on the other side of the road. It looks like redevelopment is not that far into the future.

Fenton Ave

30 December, 2006 (00:01) | Downtown | 214 comments

View of Fenton Ave. Canon SD600 1/8s f2.8

The view towards Fenton Ave from Wayne Ave. This is an older part of Downtown but I believe there are plans to redevelop it in the future.


29 December, 2006 (00:01) | 20910, Downtown | 41 comments

Art on Wall. Nikon D200 1/500 f8.

Gallery Restaurant Lounge is located towards the Washington DC state line. A lot of construction is taking place around it. I spotted this wall and couldn’t decide if it was art for art’s sake or camouflage to try and hide the building site next door.


28 December, 2006 (00:01) | 20910, Forest Glen | 57 comments

Georgia Ave & I-495 footbridge. Nikon D200 1/160s f10

This footbridge was built at I-495 and Georgia Ave. It is very useful as this junction is one of the busiest in Montgomery county. The amazing fact about it is the cost – $8 million USD.


27 December, 2006 (00:01) | 20910, Downtown, Food | 39 comments

Eggspectation Restaurant. Canon SD600 1/8s f2.8.

Eggspectations is one of the new restaurants that have appeared in Downtown Silver Spring. As indicated by the name they serve a lot of eggs.

One Last Temple

26 December, 2006 (00:01) | Capitol View, Christmas | 39 comments

Mormon Temple. Nikon D200 1.6secs f8

One last visit to the Mormon Temple.

Merry Christmas

25 December, 2006 (00:02) | 20910 | 181 comments

Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. Have a great day no matter what you are celebrating.

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