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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Stairs in the Rain on a Circa 1875 French Second Empire Style House • Tuesday April 25th 2017

Reconstituted Yet Representative of the Period

Stairs in the Rain on a Circa 1875 French Second Empire Style House in Annapolis Maryland April 25th 2017

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Yes it has been yet another rainy day here in Annapolis although it did not prevent me from getting out to take a few photographs, actually my impromptu plastic bag camera cover has been working out just fine of late and keeping everything dry, but me of course.

Having made my way from Maryland Avenue I came upon this reconstituted grand looking staircase leading up to the double front doors of a circa 1875 French Second Empire style house. I do have to say that I really like this outside entrance setting including the details exhibited on each of the doors, as well as the color they have been painted, all of which seems quite authentic and period like. Of course the glass transom, itself boldly lettered in the house’s address, as well as the door frame millwork represents a high degree of craftsmanship.

As an aside from the perspective presented in today’s photograph one can also note a second entrance door, seen under the staircase, along with the ornamental wrought iron fence and gate that encloses a small front brick patio.

Oh and if by chance that you were wondering I intentionally took this photograph so as to reference an almost true vertical relative axis in relationship to the staircase’s balusters, rather than that of house’s facade or even the residence next door.

Have a pleasant afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Flowers on an Iron Gate at the Circa 1900 Nicholas Harwood Green House • Monday April 24th 2017

Spring Flowers Adorn a Period Gate

Flowers on an Iron Gate at the Circa 1900 Nicholas Harwood Green House in Annapolis Maryland April 24th 2017

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One of my favorite yard accents in the Annapolis Historic District happens to be wrought iron fences and gates, more so when they feature intricate details such as this one in front of the circa 1900 Nicholas Harwood Green House. Coming across this arrangement of spring flowers in a galvanized bucket adorning the house’s gate this morning I was even more inclined to share it on today’s blog post.

As an aside the house itself, in this case mostly the porch that is visible in the photograph above, is of the Queen Anne style and features a number of period Victorian architectural elements in its own right as well. Enjoy!

Have a good week,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Springtime at St. Anne’s Church on Church Circle Early in the Morning • Sunday April 23rd 2017

Church, Lampposts and Various Degrees of Foliage

Springtime at St. Anne's Church on Church Circle Early in the Morning Annapolis Maryland April 23rd 2017

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The back outside lighting and illuminated steeple clock at St. Anne’s Church, as well as the lights atop the lampposts along the right side of Church Circle, served to accent this early Sunday morning Annapolis streetscape.

Of course the early spring foliage was also much in evidence what with white flowers on the small center trees, a noticeable amount of green leaves on the large tree in the right outermost churchyard while the two large trees, on the center and left, along the curved brick sidewalk display their newly budding leaves.

This early morning setting conveys an assortment of visual impressions to the casual passerby yet for myself its more predominate one is that of a sense of urban serenity.

Have a pleasant afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Countryside Themed Mural Adorns the Southwest Wall at Chez Amis in the Rain • Saturday April 22nd 2017

Public Art on the 1920 Sams Brothers Grocery Store

Countryside Themed Mural Adorns the Southwest Wall at Chez Amis in the Rain in Annapolis Maryland April 22nd 2017

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I considered beginning today’s photo blog post by alluding to the April showers bring…. yet suffice it to say that it has been raining here in Annapolis Maryland today, which of course is great for both flowers as well as trees. Knowing that it was going to be a wet day for photography I dressed accordingly while also putting my camera in a kind of custom configured plastic bag, in order to keep it somewhat dry in the event that I came across an inspiring setting to photograph – rain or not.

Starting on Market Space I set off hoping to come across groups of colorful wet flowers or bushes, or at least that was my original creative intent. Upon reaching the top of Fleet Street I had found myself paying more attention to the occasional sheets of rainfall cascading down the asphalt in front of me then my surroundings, anyway there aren’t many floral displays along this particular Historic District Street. Having begun to pay attention once again to my immediate surroundings I caught sight of an oh so familiar street mural on the southwest side of the Chez Amis Bed and Breakfast, that itself seemed to be even more vivid looking in the rain.

Not only was the mural projecting deeper colors but for once there wasn’t a vehicle parked on East Street in front of the Tierney’s B&B corner door, a photographic occasion not to be ignored for sure. With my camera in its improvised plastic cocoon I wandered back and forth at the top of the street trying to find just the right perspective to capture the entire side of the building, including its mural, while at the same time avoiding an intransigent utility pole that has always hampered my ability to photograph this tightly spaced urban intersection.

Finally after a few false starts I was able to squeeze off a couple of clicks on the camera’s shutter release and feeling that surely there was a good photograph or two to be had among the group. Ah but then I realized that a more closeup perspective of the mural itself was also in order.

A Rainy Day for a Bike Ride in the Countryside to Have a Picnic Annapolis Maryland April 22nd 2017

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With that I readjusted not only my position on the street but my overall perspective as well and managed to capture the mural in what I believed to be in a bit more detail.

As an aside this street mural has been here on this same wall for years having been created for the inn’s owners at the time. Actually the then owners made application to the City of Annapolis in order for this mural to be appointed on the building’s stucco covered wall. While perhaps it has been one of the more photographed street murals in the City in years past, for that I certainly know for I tend to receive at least a couple of emails a month from individuals, having seen my previous photographs of it, inquiring as to its location so that they can photograph it as well.

Yes even on a rainy Saturday art and nature seemingly make themselves available to be photographed, as long as if the photographer is receptive to getting a little wet in the process of doing so.

Stay dry and have a pleasant weekend,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Colorful Tree Blossoms on an Overcast Morning at the c1730 John Brice II House • Friday April 21st 2017

290 Years Old Georgian Architecture

Colorful Tree Blossoms on an Overcast Morning at the c1730 John Brice II House in Annapolis Maryland April 21st 2017

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While the pink blossoms on this front yard tree caused me to stop and take notice early this morning, I actually found myself more so taking note on how the John Brice II House has stood here in the City Historic District since 1727. Wow that would make it 290 years old now in 2017.

Rivaled by perhaps only the Sands House and Brooksby-Shaw House in Annapolis architectural longevity this early 18th century brick Georgian style house has been a familiar sight for those passing by for many years.

So even on this overcast spring morning one can not help but be enthralled over the presence of Judge Brice II’s House now after almost three centuries.

Have a good weekend,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • A City Tour Guide in Period Attire with a Colorful Umbrella Walking in the Rain • Thursday April 20th 2017

Walking to Work on East Street

City Tour Guide in Period Attire with a Colorful Umbrella Walking in the Rain Annapolis Maryland April 20th 2017

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Having spent the early hours of today walking the streets of the Historic District, while at the same time taking an occasional photograph here and there, I can say for sure that those first drops of rain began to fall around 8:30 in the morning. Of course at the time I was nearing the furthermost point from where I had begun my morning walk. So as the frequency of rain drops intensified the camera went back in its bag while I picked up the pace hoping to get back to shelter before I once again got soaked.

Making my way down from the Maryland State House I scooted along East Street, although still with 7 or 8 blocks to go, when I caught sight of a seemingly spinning circle featuring a rainbow of colors making its way towards me from a couple of blocks away. Once the colorful rotating circle got close enough I could make out the familiar face of an Annapolis Tour guide dressed for work in her period attire, oh and that rotating circle well it turned out to be the guide’s colorful large umbrella sheltering her from the rain.

Well the rest one might say is visual history for I quickly pulled my camera back out of its bag and proceeded to snap off this photograph just as she passed by on the other side of East Street. Of course 25 minutes or so after this brief encounter the rain would stop in Annapolis, while the practicality of the tour guide’s umbrella certainly goes without saying. I on the other hand did get a bit wet though.

Have a nice afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Crow Perched Above a Turquoise Kayak on a Severn River Dock • Wednesday April 19th 2017

Taking in the Morning View

Crow Perched Above a Turquoise Kayak on a Severn River Dock in Annapolis Maryland April 19th 2017

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It was perhaps the sight of this lone Crow perched atop a hand crank boat lift as much as the turquoise colored kayak on this Severn River dock that caught my attention this morning. In the case of the Crow it appeared quite content to survey its waterfront surroundings from its elevated location, even as the occasional Osprey flew overhead. As to the colorful kayak on the dock, well it being set among weathered pressure treated dock pilings and boards under a cloudy Annapolis sky, it certainly was the most colorful thing that I saw early this morning.

Have a good day,

Glenn

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