12 Days of Photos: Day 6

The entry for June as I pick a photo from each month of 2022, which focuses on one of my favorite subjects, urban decay:

On the Counter

“On the Counter”

June 20, 2022

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Mister Bluster says:


  2. MarkedMan says:

    What’s the story behind this?

  3. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Interesting. Looking forward to where and why this one caught your eye.

  4. Basically, this was in a closed-down, abandoned gas station. The ball was just sitting there and it caught my eye as I was otherwise taking shots of the old credit card machine in that can be seen in the background.

  5. MarkedMan says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: Do you remember what the 7 boxes are next to the credit card machine?

  6. @MarkedMan: I think they controlled the pumps.

  7. Dudley Sharp says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: Urban decay has always been a great photo subject.