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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Morning Snow Falls Around An Old Overgrown Porch – Monday January 26th 2015

Snow Falls In Annapolis

Snow Falling On An Overgrown Porch In Annapolis Maryland January 26th 2015

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Not sure if it was opportune timing or not however I found myself taking pictures at an old Annapolis residence earlier today as the rain began turning into snow. Actually from the sound of the precipitation falling on the residence’s metal roof it was more like that of freezing rain even though snow could be seen accumulating across the yard.

Have a good day and be careful driving if you have to be out on the roads today,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Not A Typical Urban Backyard View By Any Means • Life In The Historic District – Sunday January 25th 2015

Backyards Of Annapolis

Backyard Scenery In The Annapolis Maryland Historic District January 25th 2015

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Even with the sun disappearing back and forth behind the clouds in Annapolis today the temperatures still made it quite enjoyable to get out for a Sunday walk. Peering into the backyards of residences afforded me from nearby walkways I caught glimpses of scraggly wintertime gardens and mostly brick courtyards that tended to be closely joined with that of their neighbors. No one does not see swing sets, barbeques or hot tubs in this historical urban setting and instead finds small personalized oases offering a tranquil outdoor sanctuary from the rigors of City life.

Of course in Annapolis a backyard vista can also be slightly more grand and historical as well. In today’s featured photograph this backyard scene includes not only a small well manicured yard but also the sight of a neighbor’s greenhouse as well as residences at the nearby US Naval Academy.

Have a pleasant afternoon everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Corner Perspective • An Early 1900′s Vernacular Homestead Style Residence – Saturday January 24th 2015

Quintessential Annapolis Residences

Corner View Of A Early1900s Multi Story Homestead Style House Residence In Annapolis Maryland January 24th 2015

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It was perhaps another case of having walked by it numerous times over the years without ever recognizing its architectural presence along this Annapolis street corner. I certainly was not doing it on purpose nor out of any sense of neglect all of this time especially considering my interest in local buildings and residences – heck I just missed it is all.

In any event this early 1900′s residence is considered to be of a Vernacular Homestead design that features a multitude of 1st and 2nd floor double hung windows trimmed out in simple period millwork. The roof features three gable ends, two of which are visible in the photograph above, with their triangular shaped exterior walls covered in fish scale style siding. On the north side of the residence’s front facade is a two story screened in porch that as recently as the early 1980′s was open with a bannister and featured striped awnings above each one.

Actually though I was thinking if one stands on the corner across from the residence the olive paint on its exterior walls tends to blend the structure in to the streetscape while during the Spring and Summer the leaves on the nearby trees provide it even more cover. Oh well as I said earlier I simply missed it.

Have a good afternoon and a most enjoyable weekend,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Wayman’s Alley At The HAF Waterfront Warehouse And A Brief Thought On An Early Robert Palmer Song – Friday January 23rd 2015

Annapolis Alleys

Wayman's Alley At Pinkney Street In Annapolis Maryland January 23rd 2015

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Royal Governor Francis Nicholson’s late 17th century street plan of Annapolis included two traffic circles set on the highest points of land in the colonial capital city that would serve as the the locations for both an Anglican Church and State House. It was from these circles that city streets would radiate outwards along all points of the compass. However for the most part Governor Nicholson made no accommodations for cross streets per say in his plan that in turn required early City residents to make their way up or down each street so as to get to an adjacent one. In order to shorten their journey between streets City residents used narrow gaps or openings between buildings in order to do so. Those informal pathways eventually became alleys or lanes with the most well known one, connecting upper Main Street and State Circle, being Chancery Lane which is perhaps also the most photographed one by visitors today. Other ones include Jarboe, Hyde and Schwarer Alleys then there is the brick path that connects Duke of Gloucester and Gorman Streets which is referred to as Gloucester Mews.

Pictured above is a southwestern view of the Historic Annapolis Foundation’s Waterfront Warehouse and Wayman’s (Slicer’s) Alley that connects Pinkney and Prince George Streets.

Perhaps a future project of mine should be to record a video of the Alley’s of Annapolis set to the music of Robert Palmer’s 1974 debut album’s funky sounding title song.

Have a good afternoon everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Bulkhead Pilings and Reflections In The Creek On A Winter Morning – Thursday January 22nd 2015

Annapolis Shorelines

Bulkhead Pilings And Creek Reflections On A Winter Morning In Annapolis Maryland January 22nd 2015

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Weems, College, Spa, and Back Creeks in Annapolis are great places to explore even during the Winter months. Nature still abounds along the shorelines at this time of year while the surface water tends to remain placid, which in turn lends itself to the presence of reflective scenery especially during the early morning.

These bulkhead pilings are a great example of such a reflective scene where they present an optical illusion in which one determines at what point does each piling break the water’s surface and its reflection begin.

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Sailboat Adorns The Period Window Of A Historic 1745 Residence – Wednesday January 21st 2015

Windows On Annapolis

A Scale Size Sailboat In The Period Window Of A 1745 Residence In Annapolis Maryland January 21st 2015

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Even only a month into Winter the sight of a sailboat anywhere in Annapolis has me thinking of warmer weather and a good breeze off the Chesapeake Bay. So early on this inauguration day I opted for a walk away from the festivities centered at the Maryland State House and a bit distant from the downtown area itself with no particular destination in mind.

After walking for an hour or so I found myself circling the grounds of one noted historic Annapolis residence that was built in 1745. Although not as popular of a visitor destination, or for that matter as well known, as the grand 18th century structures located on Maryland Avenue, Prince George and East Streets the brick residence that I had arrived at this morning features a grand style of architecture in its own right as well as a tranquil waterfront view. It was on the north side of the residence that I caught sight of this small wooden sailboat set inside a 18th century period window. So I have spotted my sailboat and now bring on the warmer temperatures and Spring breezes.

Welcome to Annapolis Governor Hogan and I hope that you too like to sail,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Visual Collage Set To The West Along Prince George Street At The William Paca House – Tuesday January 20th 2015

Annapolis Streetscapes

West On Prince George Street At The William Paca House Annapolis Maryland January 20th 2015

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While making my way along Prince George Street this morning the sun began to make yet another brief appearance in the Annapolis skies. Taking a position on the far side of a brick terrace at the William Paca House a visual collage composed of ascending steps, a 19th century brick wall, the scraggly trunk of a White Mulberry tree, and multiple building facades visible across the street seemed to assemble in my view finder. With a single press of the shutter release today’s featured photograph was at hand.

Have a good afternoon everyone,

Glenn

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