Alternative model Sara Lynn poses in a goth-inspired school girl outfit in Northern Illinois at a graffiti-covered spillway. Sara does her own makeup and puts together her eclectic outfits.
We got to this location just as the sun was setting – perfect timing and
a perfect location. I’m very happy with how these turned out!
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I used to drive past this old abandoned barn all the time on I-781 and finally stopped to take a few pictures at sunrise. Unfortunately, clouds rolled in and ruined my lighting but I got a few decent pictures. This old barn is just outside the tiny town of Pamela, off New York 37 in Jefferson County.
Sculpture of a palm laid over the headstone for Charles (1813-1864) and Mary (1816-1865) Pope in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. The headstone is a large open book covered with palms, with the deceased’s names engraved in storybook lettering. It’s one of the most unique monuments I’ve ever seen. Oakwood Cemetery was designed by landscape architect Howard Daniels and opened in 1859. It is a secular Victorian “rural” or “garden” style cemetery where over 60,000 people are interred in 160 wooded acres.
The original lighthouse at Sodus Bay, New York was erected in 1824. The current stone lighthouse, with attached tower and Fresnel lens, was completed in 1871. It’s currently a Maritime Museum run by the Sodus Bay Historical Society.
Mount Hope Cemetery, at 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, in Rochester, New York, was founded in 1838 as a municipal rural cemetery on the hills overlooking the Genesee River. It sprawls over 196 acres adjacent to the University of Rochester. More than 350,000 former residents are interred there, including abolitionist Frederick Douglass, suffragette Susan B. Anthony, and city founder Nathaniel Rochester.
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland, escaped to Massachusetts in 1838, and became an abolitionist. His autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), was popular in the North, and Douglass quickly became a leading voice in the antislavery movement.
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Vintage gas pumps at a car garage on Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
This beautiful, neoclassical bronze statue, called “Meditation” and designed by sculptor Charles Calverley, depicts a woman sitting in contemplation under the maple trees. It is a monument to Jeptha (1820-1887) and Sarah (1818-1907) Boulware in Albany Rural Cemetery, on Cemetery Avenue off NY State Route 32, in Menands, Albany County, New York. The couple had two children, Theodrick (1844-1876) and Hannah (1845-1901). Dr. Jeptha R. Boulware was a surgeon and a major in the 177th Regiment, New York National Guard during the American Civil War.