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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Brief Stop To Catch A Glimpse Of Duke Of Gloucester Street This Morning – Friday July 25th 2014

A 1774 Ridout Row Town House In Annapolis

A Ridout Row Residence On Duke Of Gloucester Street Early In The Morning Annapolis Maryland July 25th 2014

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What a gorgeous Summer morning in Annapolis!

It felt so Spring like as I made my way over the Eastport Bridge and into downtown just a few minutes before sunrise. My pace seemed a bit livelier than normal and I had set a goal of going as far as the traffic circle at Taylor Avenue and then returning via the same route. Along the way the City was fairly quiet with only an occasional vehicle passing by while runners were certainly out taking advantage of the cooler temperatures.

Returning along Duke of Gloucester Street, on the way back, I was still moving along at a brisk pace even while taking in the nearby scenery comprised of mostly 18th and 19th century brick buildings. In front of me on the right I could see the steeple of St. Mary’s Church with the morning sunlight reflecting off the gold gilded cross set at the top of it.

My attention then began to focus on the collection of brick residences built by the Ridout family hundreds of years ago. I noticed that the renovations to the side porch on the Ridout Carriage House were finally complete after what seemed to be at least half a year of work. The Ridout House itself stood as prominently along this Historic District street – in between the Ridout Office as well as the Carriage House and the troika of Ridout Row townhouses, as it has for 230 years.

Stopping for the first time during this morning’s walk I quickly retrieved my camera from its bag and took a picture of the lower portion of the last Ridout Row townhouse of the group. It had simply caught my eye is all.

Have a great day everyone and I hope that you too have an opportunity to enjoy this marvelous weather as well,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Fallen Magnolia Leaves In Murray Hill Suggest A Hint Of Autumn – Thursday July 24th 2014

Yard Scenes In Annapolis

Fallen Magnolia Leaves On A Murray Hill Lawn In Annapolis Maryland July 24th 2014

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At first glance the front yard of this 1920′s Murray Hill residence seemed to hint at the onset of Autumn. Of course it being the latter part of July I knew that this was certainly not the case. Perhaps it was the architectural style of this 1920′s residence and design details such as its slate roof that contributed to my own Fall like impression. Then I recalled how even the over size leaves of the lone Magnolia tree in my back yard had been dropping to the ground as of late.

Yes Annapolis remains in the middle of Summer and Autumn is still months away.

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Morning Fascination • Glimpses Of The Sunrise Along Spa Creek – Wednesday July 23rd 2014

Sunrise In Annapolis

Glimpses Of Sunrise Along Spa Creek In Annapolis Maryland July 23rd 2014

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While peering through the branches on a group of trees along the Spa Creek shoreline earlier this morning I watched, with a sense of fascination, as the sunrise made its presence known not only upon the surface of the water there before me but also on the myriad of boats moored and docked across the creek.

Nothing like an inspiring Annapolis sunrise to begin one’s day!

Enjoy,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – An East Street Garage Door Set Slightly Askew – Tuesday July 22nd 2014

Garage Doors Of Annapolis

An East Street Garage Door Set Slightly Askew In Annapolis Maryland July 22nd 2014

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Perhaps in the case of this Annapolis garage door the term askew could be considered an understatement. Off it’s track on the right side and certainly weathered looking is an appropriate description that could be used in this case. In addition the down spout on the right side of the door appears to have been damaged a bit as well.

At least this East Street garage seems to be able to accommodate the size of a modern day vehicle which is more than can be said of most Historic District ones.

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Two Young Men Having A Continental Breakfast On The Harbor – Monday July 21st 2014

On The Harbor In Annapolis

Two Young Men Having A Continental Breakfast While Out On The Harbor In Annapolis Maryland July 21st 2014

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It seems that these two young gentlemen were having a bit of a continental breakfast as they made their way through the harbor here in Annapolis Maryland.

Have a nice day and a good week everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – 319 Years Ago A Governor’s Land Grant • 99 Years Ago A Grocery Store • Today A Bed & Breakfast – Sunday July 20th 2014

Annapolis Bed & Breakfasts

Chez Amis Bed & Breakfast Formerly Sams Brothers Grocery Store In Annapolis Maryland July 20th 2014

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On many a walk in Annapolis over the years there have been times when I have found myself thinking about the individuals, historic events as well as past usages associated with a building or site. You know kind of a Way Back … or Throw Back … kind of thing but with no actual super imposed images.

Earlier in the day, as I stood outside this Historic District Bed & Breakfast, I was thinking about late 17th Century Annapolis during the era when Royal Governor Francis Nicholson would have been seen on the hillside above and behind my earlier location examining the progress on the new Colonial Assembly building encompassed by State Circle. From Governor Nicholson’s elevated vantage point he could look eastward towards Weathering Cove, today’s Ego Alley and City Harbor, envisioning his future Summer House, gardens and vineyard that he would create on the unimproved land located just beneath from where he was standing granted to him by members of the Assembly.

Governor Nicholson’s plans for his land never came to pass and it was eventually acquired by an 18th Century Annapolis merchant who was also a successful land speculator-developer. The land was surveyed and new streets were laid out in the area that included the location of the Bed & Breakfast that I was standing outside of earlier today. Row houses, taverns, out buildings, craftsmen as well as artist studios were eventually built on Governor Nicholson’s land.

By the early 1880′s a store came to be built where today’s Bed & Breakfast is located. In 1915 a Mr. George L Sams purchased the property, including the existing store, and went on to operate a neighborhood grocery store there until the 1970′s. After Mr. Sams passing in the 1980′s the former grocery store has served as the location of four different Bed & Breakfasts.

In the picture above one can make out the building details representative of its past usage as a grocery store, and upon a closer look, identify one of the 1880′s row houses that was originally incorporated into the grocery store and also included in today’s Bed & Breakfast.

In a City with over 300 years of history what one sees today depends upon what one remembers from the past.

Have a good afternoon everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – The Chesapeake Bay Deadrise Audacious Docked Along A City Creek – Saturday July 19th 2014

Bay Workboats In Annapolis

Chesapeake Bay Workboat Audacious Docked On A Creek In Annapolis Maryland July 19th 2014

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With so few vestiges remaining from the days when Chesapeake Bay workboats were a common sight in Annapolis Maryland waters it was nice to come across the Deadrise Audacious this morning. Docked along the creek among a variety of local pleasure craft its presence reminds one of the days when the City had a vibrant seafood industry and watermen plied the waters of the Chesapeake Bay western shores.

Have a good day everyone,

Glenn

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