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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Underway By Headsail Alone On The Severn River – Monday August 3rd 2015

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A Sailboat On The Severn River Under A Headsail Only In Annapolis Maryland August 3rd 2015

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Its certainly not bad Summer weather in Annapolis today whether one is navigating over land or water, sorry I could not help myself by putting things that way. The humidity level is heading up now as late morning makes way for early afternoon where it should reach 85% or so by the end of the day.

In the meantime being out on the water is not a bad place to be for its summertime and the living is easy so too speak as this sailor is demonstrating out on the Severn River being underway by headsail alone.

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Pictures Of The Day – Steps, Plants and Sunshine At St. Mary’s Parish Church On Duke of Gloucester Street – Sunday August 2nd 2015

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Steps and Plants At St. Mary's Parish Church On Duke of Gloucester Street In Annapolis Maryland August 2nd 2015

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It certainly is a Ray Ban kind of day right now in Annapolis what with the bright sunshine putting a glare on just about everything outside. This was certainly the case as I passed by St. Mary’s Parish Church heading up to today’s First Sunday Arts event.

Between the brick steps, flanking planters and lamp posts leading up to this mid 19th century Gothic inspired building combined with the brilliant midday sunshine and shaded hues on the parish building’s facade all together made for quite a picturesque Sunday setting on lower Duke of Gloucester Street.

Have a good afternoon everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Pictures Of The Day – Artistic Endeavors • A West Street Mural By Jeff Huntington At Tsunami – Saturday August 1st 2015

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Actually no there is not a typo in today’s blog post title for I am featuring two photographs that I took of Mr. Jeff Huntington’s West Street mural titled “Agony and Ecstasy Lives Together in Perfect Harmony.” One of the reasons for doing so is to present Jeff’s artistic creation within the context of its setting across the upper facade of tsunami on lower West Street as well as from a closeup perspective that features the visual intensity of his subject matter.

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A West Street Mural By Jeff Huntington Above Tsunami In Annapolis Maryland August 1st 2015

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Certainly Annapolis has been abuzz about Jeff’s mural since he painted it almost two months ago. There are locals, merchants and visitors that find it a breath of fresh air from an artistic standpoint along with being eye catching. I have had heard comments ranging from it is just what the streetscape needed to how avant garde it is to a bit bizarre but they really like it.

Of course in a three and half century old city ordinances exist to safeguard the historic character of its neighborhoods, waterfront and business districts. That being said there are also those who feel that the restaurant’s lack of obtaining approval by the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission, since it is located within the boundaries of the Annapolis Historic District, violated published guidelines if not the spirit of the commission’s oversight. It has been reported that an application is being made to the commission for their consideration on the now existing mural.

The Mural Agony And Ecstasy Lives Together In Perfect Harmony By Jeff Huntington In Annapolis Maryland August 1st 2015

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There are articles by the local press and media pertaining to the background of and the artist’s inspiration for Jeff’s West Street mural so I will simply say that all in all it has certainly broken new ground from the standpoint of Annapolis street art and hopefully any ordinance issues can be resolved in good order.

Thank you Jeff for opening not only our eyes, but also our minds, about the possibilities of new public art and the visual ambiance that it can contribute to our City streets that currently are mostly lined with automobiles. Today when locals and visitors alike walk along West Street they can now look up, stop texting or talking on their cell phones, and perhaps be inspired, amused or at least engage in a conversation with others about their own interpretation of your art.

Ars longa, vita brevis is Latin, and a little pretentious it may seem, for art is long, life is short.

Have a pleasant if not mostly comfortable weekend everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Posing Beneath The State Of Maryland Flag On A Visit To State House Square – Friday July 31st 2015

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A Tourist Poses Beneath The Maryland Flag On State House Square In Annapolis Maryland July 31st 2015

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Publisher’s Note:
It was a busy day of taking photographs in Annapolis for me so excuse the late posting of the picture of the day. Also this is one of those photographs that tells a much better story when viewed at full size – so click on the above photograph in order to do so.

In directly I seemed to once again have fulfilled the role of tourist what with the numerous destinations, usually popular with tourist, that I found myself at over the course of the day. Actually my initial intention at the beginning of the morning was to take photographs of a group of preselected locations so as to replace images that I have recently deleted from my Annapolis visual library for an assortment of reasons.

One of those locations that I felt was in need of a photographic revamp happened to be an area west of the Maryland State House and bordered by College Avenue. As I was waiting for a tour group to finish walking across Lawyer’s Mall, in order to take two or three photographs, a couple of visitors began posing at different locations across the square directly in front of me. Actually a few of their poses were quite good so I followed their movements from one location to another within the immediate vicinity. This went on for 10 minutes or so and towards the latter part of their visit the lady gripped the bottom of a Maryland State Flag hanging nearby which her friend captured with his phone.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A J/24 One-Design Keelboat Sailing The Severn River On A Humid Summer Day – Thursday July 30th 2015

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The Crew Of A J/24 Sailing On The Severn River In Annapolis Maryland July 30th 2015

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With today’s Chesapeake Bay weather conditions consisting of temperatures in the 80’s and the humidity hovering around 80% it certainly feels a bit sticky out there, even on the water. One redeeming aspect of the day, at least so far anyway, is that the wind speed on the Bay has been averaging 14 knots coming out of the south. Of course it is also late July which means that the afternoon weather is bound to include thunderstorms and threatening skies.

All that being said it seems that more than a hand full of Annapolis sailors have chosen to avail themselves of the better midmorning and early afternoon weather conditions with a sail on the Severn River as well as on the Chesapeake Bay.

By the way like the crew of the above featured J/24 keelboat remember to keep an eye out for your fellow boaters and sailors. Boating safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Have a good afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – The 1904 Queen Anne Style Residence Of An Early 20th Century City Jeweler • The Robert L Chance House – Wednesday July 29th 2015

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The 1904 Queen Anne Style Robert L Chance House In Annapolis Maryland July 29th 2015

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Having walked past this well maintained Queen Anne style residence numerous times over the years I seemed to have lost track of its ownership’s history, more so the individual responsible for its construction over a century ago. As I now recall it was a Mr. Robert L. Chance that in 1904 had this frame house built a block or so up from the Spa Creek shoreline. At the turn of the 20th century Mr. Chance was a prominent Annapolis jeweler and in the year after having built this house, in what is today the Historic District, he married one Susie E. Collison of Washington DC.

As an aside Annapolis residents will recognize the Chance name as well as its generational association with the W. R. Chance Jewelers Company on lower Main Street in downtown Annapolis.

Anyway as time went on Robert and Susie lived in the house until 1914 when Mr. Chance passed away. Mrs. Chance sold the house in 1918 and by 1919 it was purchased by John and Mary Murphy. Mr. Murphy served in the US Navy and the couple lived in the house until Mr. Murphy’s death in 1954. Mrs. Murphy went on to live in the house until 1962.

Reflecting upon today’s photograph I can say that it was the period Victorian exterior colors and architectural details of this house that caught my attention on oh so many walks over the years. Yet having recalled the recognizable Annapolis family name associated with this residence it now fleshes out another piece of the architectural landscape of the City for me as well.

Have a pleasant day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Small Colony Of Metal Spring Ants Frolicking About On The Porch – Tuesday July 28th 2015

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A Small Colony Of Metal Ants On A Front Porch In Annapolis Maryland July 28th 2015

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Its Summertime and the living is easy, especially for these spring tailed ants here on this Annapolis front porch that’s for sure. Other members of this artistic inspired colony were featured on this blog years ago but I was glad to have caught sight of these additional members of that same collective on my morning walk as well.

Art is where one finds it so too speak.

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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