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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – The Crew Of A Comet Sloop Heads Out Back Creek On An Afternoon Sail – Monday May 4th 2015

Sailing In Annapolis

A Comet Class Sailboat Heads Out Back Creek In The Afternoon Annapolis Maryland May 4th 2015

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The distinctive shape of this Comet racing sloop is easily recognized on the waters around Annapolis Maryland throughout the year and more so during sailing season. I caught sight of this crew on Back Creek as they were passing the Annapolis Sailing School about 2 o’clock today. As far as I am concerned they could not have asked for better weather for their afternoon of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Have a pleasant evening everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Lone Osprey Keeps An Eye Out For Weekend Sailors – Sunday May 3rd 2015

Annapolis Wildlife

An Osprey Keeps An Eye Out For Weekend Sailors In Annapolis Maryland May 3rd 2015

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So far this morning in Annapolis there appears to be more than just a few sailors and boaters heading out to spend time on the Chesapeake Bay, at least based on current channel traffic volume. Then again I am sure that this lone Osprey prefers to have less activity taking place around its nest on this Severn River channel marker.

Yet another season of raptor versus sailor begins once again.

Have a great day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – The Grandeur Of Italianate Architecture • The 1850’s Henry M Steele House – Saturday May 2nd 2015

Notable Annapolis Residences

The Circa 1850s Henry M Steele House In Annapolis Maryland May 2nd 2015

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As a photographer I was most elated to be able to find this mid 19th century Annapolis Italianate residence unencumbered by the presence of any automobiles on my morning walk. I can attest to the fact that over the course of five years of taking photographs in the City encountering this unobstructed view was a most welcome sight.

Known locally as the Henry M Steele House this residence was built in the early to mid 1850’s and remained in the Steele family for almost 50 years. During the early 1900’s the Steele House was sold to Mr. Robert L Werntz who was noted for founding the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School. Then referred to as the Werntz House it remained in his family for the next 50 years however in the second quarter of the 20th century it was repurposed as a multi family duplex residence. The Stone family purchased the Werntz House in 1956 and reverted the building back to a single family residence in which they resided for the following 20 years. The grandeur of the original Steele House was restored in the mid 1990’s through the extensive efforts of the Hankin family, the results of which are clearly visible at least on the exterior in this photograph today.

The Steele House features a number of exterior architectural and design details found only on the grandest of City residences built during the mid to late 1800’s. As seen in the photograph above the residence was constructed on a stone foundation with its brick exterior walls set in a stretcher bond pattern. The opposite facing front steps, as well as entrance landing, are composed of brick and stone while the elongated 4 over 4 first floor windows feature wrought iron balconies. A intricate transom and side panels accent the restored entrance way six panel door. Again 4 over 4 double sash windows are featured on the second floor although at only 3/4’s of the length of the those used on the first floor. Finally the upper exterior cornice provides a backdrop for the millwork brackets seen interspersed with large dentils that collectively are set just beneath the residence’s roofline.

Perhaps representing one of the three best preserved 19th century Italianate residences in the City hopefully the Henry M Steele House will continue to catch the eye of both visitors and photographers alike for yet another 150 years.

Have a great day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Residential May Day Flower Basket In The Historic District – Friday May 1st 2015

Annapolis May Day Flower Basket

May Day Flower Basket In The Annapolis Historic District May 1st 2015

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On May 1st for the last 59 years both residents and merchants in the Annapolis Maryland Historic District adorn their respective entrance ways, porches or fences with colorful flower baskets. This now annual City efflorescence is sponsored by the Garden Club of Old Annapolis who’s members also serve as judges for the best flower basket contest.

Over the many years of photographing this event I have come to find the Annapolis May Day Flower Basket experience to be part Spring garden walk, a self guided gallery tour and a bit of a Preakness fashion show all rolled in one.

Previous Annapolis Experience May Day Flower Basket Photo Posts:

2011 May Day Flower Baskets Post

2012 May Day Flower Baskets Post

2013 May Day Flower Baskets Photo Post: Part 1

2013 May Day Flower Baskets Photo Post: Part 2

2014 May Day Flower Baskets Photo Post

Have a good day everyone and take a moment to stop to smell the May Day Basket Flowers,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Weathered Vintage Looking Shed In An Eastport Backyard – Thursday April 30th 2015

Annapolis Garages

A Weathered Looking Eastport Backyard Shed Annapolis Maryland April 30th 2015

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As seen earlier in an Eastport backyard this weathered looking vintage like shed seems no worse for wear, other then a few missing narrow pieces of front siding and a coat of paint. Of course in this funky Annapolis neighborhood its overall appearance fits right in doesn’t it?

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A View Across The Harbor Towards Eastport On A Picturesque Spring Afternoon – Wednesday April 29th 2015

Annapolis Harbor Views

Across The Harbor To Eastport From The City Dock Spring April 29th 2015

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Billowing clouds set against blue afternoon skies makes this view from the City Dock and across Annapolis Harbor to Eastport more Spring like, especially with the yacht Martha Ann’s annual port call at the Yacht Basin.

Enjoy the day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Spring Colors Spread Across An Abundance Of Tulips – Tuesday April 28th 2015

Flowers And Gardens

A Patch Of Colorful Tulips In A Side Yard On A Spring Morning April 28th 2015

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Perhaps today is simply a time when one needs to not only sit back and smell the proverbial flowers but also revel in their vibrant colors. Anyway that’s how I felt upon coming across these colorful Tulips earlier.

Have a pleasant day Annapolis,

Glenn

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