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Old May 28th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #61
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Here are a few random Baltimore pictures from my trip down there for the NCAA Lacrosse Final Four.


Oriole Park at Camden Yards from Russell Street.



The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum on Emory Street in the Ridgely's Delight neighborhood.



Rowhouses on Dover Street in Ridgely's Delight.



Buildings on Pratt Street, including the new Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.



Baltimore City Hall from Gay Street.

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Old May 28th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #62
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Thanks for the shots Matt.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 01:43 AM   #63
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Upstate NY firm to make pink flamingos

Upstate firm to make pink flamingos

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By Mark Jewell - ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: 06/01/07 6:55 AM



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Pink plastic flamingos can be found on some lawns in the Buffalo area.

BOSTON — The original pink flamingo lawn ornament, the symbol of kitsch whose obituary was nearly written after its central Massachusetts manufacturer went out of business, is rising phoenix-like from the ashes and taking wing to upstate New York.

A manufacturer that bought the copyright and plastic molds for the original version plans to resume production in Westmoreland, which is south of Rome in Oneida County. HMC International LLC will pick up where Union Products left off last year when it shuttered its Leominster plastics factory after 50 years of flamingo making.

J.C. Waszkiewicz, head of family owned HMC, said Thursday he expects retailers buying his firm’s flamingos wholesale will appreciate subtle design differences between knockoff versions and the original by Don Featherstone, who studied art before Union Products hired him in 1956 to expand its lawn ornament lineup.

“Once I began discussions about buying Union Products, I started examining the different products on the market, and I realized Mr. Featherstone created a great-looking flamingo,” said Waszkiewicz, whose firm closed on its purchase of Union Products in April for an undisclosed price. “There are other people who have tried to capitalize on his design, but none that I’ve seen hold a candle to the quality and detail he created.”

Waszkiewicz’ firm expects to resume Featherstone flamingo production by Labor Day.

The ornaments hit the market in the late 1950s when the color pink was in vogue, and America’s exploding population of suburbanites sought to add flair to their lawns. The flamingos typically sell at $10 to $20 for boxed sets of two — one standing nearly 3 feet high with its head held proudly erect, the other bending over as if munching on grass. Their legs consist of spindly metal rods that can be planted in the ground. The Featherstone originals have their creator’s signature etched into the bird’s plastic rear end.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 02:01 AM   #64
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This story has garnered more postings than Issa's tower.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #65
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Lawn flamigos aren't something new.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #66
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Lawn flamigos aren't something new.
Does Pleasantville have lawn flamingos?
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Old June 8th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #67
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Here is a sneak preview of the photos I took of DuPont's old blackpowder mill site along the Brandywine River at the Hagley Museum. I have a ton of photos that I'll be putting into a thread later on, once I compile all of the information on everything.

















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Old June 8th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #68
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Cool, nice historic preservation (or is it reconstruction?).
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Old June 9th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #69
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Does Pleasantville have lawn flamingos?
I don't know, and I don't look at eveyone's houses.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #70
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Cool, nice historic preservation (or is it reconstruction?).
As far as I know, everything is preserved, and nothing was reconstructed. Most things were left as they were when DuPont shut the place down; only a few places needed renovation.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 03:45 AM   #71
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I got stuck behind these two guys on Washington Street near 3rd Street in the Quaker Hill section on Saturday.



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Not sure why, but that reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where George had the motorized chair due to his "handicap", and was being chased down by the old people in their chairs when they realized he didn't need the chair.
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I'm looking at getting a new camera before I go on some trips this Summer, and I figured I would ask in here and in the Western New York Non-Development Discussion, as opposed to the General Photography section, so that I can get responses from Americans who are familiar with stores in this area.

Here is what I want out of a new camera:
~Around $200 to $300 when ON SALE
~Fits comfortably into my pocket
~High-quality pictures
~Preferrably takes an xD memory card so that I don't have to buy a new memory card

I would probably buy the camera at Best Buy, when it goes on sale in the circulars. Another store that has whatever camera I decide to get for cheap is also worth looking at.

Any suggestions?
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Old June 18th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #74
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I was at Catherine Rooney's in Trolley Square with my friends on Saturday night, and I saw my first dance-off. There were 5 guys dancing, and 0 girls watching.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 08:25 PM   #75
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Philadelphia and Boston will be featured on The History Channel's "Cities of the Underworld".

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Old June 29th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #76
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Want to see the product with the biggest profit margin ever? This paper bag is for sale for $25:

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Did anyone think that what I said in the photo thread of this fourm was true about seeing a picture of myself?
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Is this too crappy to submit as a banner?

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all i did was crop the original to the required dimensions...

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Old July 10th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #79
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That should be fine.
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banner featuring Oakland's Cathedral of Learning with Downtown peaking over hillside on right

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