Mount Moriah Cemetery

It’s not exactly common for a major urban cemetery to become abandoned and fall into disrepair, but that’s exactly what happened to Mount Moriah, which straddles the southwest city limits of Philadelphia. Its story is similar to that of countless other abandoned places and buildings: changing socioeconomic factors slowly eroded the graveyard’s relevance until it … Continue reading Mount Moriah Cemetery

American Palaces

Theater opulence reached its zenith in the early part of the last century. The boom in motion pictures, which quickly became the prime form of entertainment for the masses, coupled with the trend of studios owning their own theaters which they strove to make as lavish as possible in order to attract patrons, created this … Continue reading American Palaces

Rural Time Capsule

Out in the woods of rural Pennsylvania sits an old house, overgrown with weeds and thistles. Slashing our way through the dense shrubbery, and getting sucked into calf-deep mire, we felt more like Stanleys searching for Dr. Livingstone than urbexers. But once inside, the old cabin would yield some interesting finds. The home had belonged … Continue reading Rural Time Capsule

In Search of Lost Time

“Live in the moment” is a phrase I struggle with. The idea behind it seems to be that, if one’s consciousness could stop engaging in various forms of fretting and recalling involuntary memories, it could focus all of its faculties on the Now,¬†which would be a purer, “truer” lived experience. It may be better to … Continue reading In Search of Lost Time

Poland, Belated

This is a post that was long overdue. For one, we visited in August of 2018, and I just never got around to organizing my photos and putting together a proper blog post. Second, it was my first visit in twelve years. I am 100% Polish, or as I like to say, a purebred Polak. … Continue reading Poland, Belated

Tbilisi, Coda

Here’s a few more pictures of Tbilisi which I didn’t quite have ready when I began posting this series. To begin with, there’s the Friendship Bridge. In an ancient city like this, a big splash of post-modernism was bound to be polarizing. Some complain that it looks too much like a woman’s sanitary pad. Though … Continue reading Tbilisi, Coda

Out and About

Some of these were destinations in and of themselves, others were just places that grabbed my attention while driving around the Georgian countryside. As a kid, I lived in Poland for a couple years in the 80’s. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but I got the rare privilege(?) of experiencing the Kafkaesque wonders … Continue reading Out and About