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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Youngs Sailor’s Intensity On Display During Her Sailing Class – Friday August 22nd 2014

Annapolis Sailing Classes

A Young Sailor Focuses Ahead In Annapolis Maryland August 22nd 2014

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In Annapolis it is that time of year when day time classes transition from those that feature sailing instruction to the more traditional ones now with the onset of a new academic school year. This young lady will continue to be able to keep her hand on the tiller for a couple of more months as sailing class schedules revert back to after school hours and weekends.

Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – McDowell Hall Set In The Shade Of A Summer Morning • St. John’s College – Thursday August 21st 2014

St. John’s College Of Annapolis

McDowell Hall Basks In The Morning Shade St. John's College Annapolis Maryland August 21st 2014

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Classes began today at St. John’s College in Annapolis for the 2014-2015 academic year.

In 1696 a group of students met for instructions on the Gospel and “Good Letters & Manners” that were most likely held in a building located on lower Francis Street in the present day Historic District. This ‘public or free school’, conceived by Governor Francis Nicholson, was named King William’s School and by 1701 a dedicated school building had been constructed on what today is School Street just off State Circle. In 1784 the State of Maryland charted a college which it named St. John’s at which point King William’s School was merged into the new state college. By 1789 St. John’s opened for classes in what is today McDowell Hall.

The picture above is of the west side of McDowell Hall that borders the quad area, along with Randall and Campbell Halls, right about mid morning.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Deep Color Tones And German Lap Siding On An 1887 Historic District Residence – Wednesday August 20th 2014

Vernacular Residences Of Annapolis

An 1887 Vernacular Residence Featuring Rich Exterior Colors And German Lap Siding In Annapolis Maryland August 20th 2014

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This style of vernacular frame dwelling was popular in the 1880′s and were often built as rental properties by developers of the era throughout the Historic District of Annapolis. A walk on Pinkney, Fleet or Cornhill Streets can attest to this late 19th century building trend. Narrow in width, two stories high, located close to the sidewalk, and usually topped with a relatively flat metal roof were the most visible exterior architectural characteristics of these structures.

Yet these simple homes often featured noticeable construction details. In this case the exterior is covered in German Lap siding which requires more siding boards per vertical foot and provides for a much tighter fit between each one. When walking on Market, Conduit or Charles Streets here in the City one can see a number of residences featuring this style of exterior siding.

As to today’s featured residence the deep color tones used on both the window and door as well as the siding itself tends to catch the eye of the passerby. The residence itself shows signs of its foundation settling over the years especially along the lower center most run of the siding.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Flying From The Stern Of The 1926 Malabar VI Schooner Adventurer – Tuesday August 19th 2014

Classic Schooners In Annapolis

US Flag On The Stern Of The 1926 Alden Schooner Adventurer In Annapolis Maryland August 19th 2014

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Whether you are an avid sailor or appreciate vintage boats the docks at the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis are a great place to see them up close without having to travel to Cambridge or St. Michaels. As a matter of fact Annapolis is usually one of the ports of call that these classic vessels make when they visit the Chesapeake Bay region during the year.

While the sandbag racers Bull & Bear are frequently seen tied up adjacent to the City Dock throughout the sailing season other classic boats such as the Sparkman & Stevens Yawl ‘Windalier‘ and JFK’s 64′ Yawl the ‘Manitou‘ can be seen from time to time docked at the NSHOF. Then of course each September Annapolis is host for the Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race where dozens of vintage vessels fill the docks of the NSHOF.

This morning I came across the John Alden designed 1926 Malabar VI Schooner ‘Adventurer’ docked at the NSHOF. It was the stern of the Adventurer that first caught my eye this morning as I watched the US Flag waving about in the gentle breezes that were coming in off the Chesapeake Bay.

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Hoisting Sail Off The Eastport Peninsula – Monday August 18th 2014

Sailing In Annapolis

Hoisting A Sail Off The Eastport Peninsula In Annapolis Maryland August 18th 2014

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Cloudy skies in Annapolis are certainly no deterrent to sailing however during the Summer months it can be the type of breeze encountered by a sailor that tends to keep them close to port. In any event today’s featured picture shows a crew member hoisting a main sail as the pilot navigates the vessel along the Severn River off the Eastport peninsula.

Have a pleasant day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Lanterns Accent A Late 1870s Historic District Residence – Sunday August 17th 2014

Exterior Accents Of Annapolis

Lanterns On An 1870's Historic District Residence In Annapolis Maryland August 17th 2014

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These two period looking lanterns and their ornate scroll mounts conjured up memories of my trips to the Charleston Historic District as well as the French Quarter in New Orleans yet I was strolling along an Annapolis Historic District street. Set against the back drop of hanging vines they made for a nice picture here on a Sunday morning in Annapolis.

Have a great day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Summer Afternoon At The Maryland State House – Saturday August 16th 2014

A View From State Circle In Annapolis

A Summer Day At The Maryland State House In Annapolis

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Certainly a good picture for one of those come visit Historic Annapolis promotions wouldn’t you say? This view is of the east side of the Maryland State House taken earlier in the day. I felt like a bit of a tourist this afternoon while making my way around State Circle and really liked the unobstructed view up the hill afforded me at this particular location. Definitely worth clicking on the image to see the larger version of it.

I hope that you too are enjoying your Saturday out and about in Annapolis,

Glenn

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