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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Early Morning Reflections of the Sailboat Button and Dinghy Isabelle on the Creek • Friday August 11th 2017

Moored Against a Backdrop of Dark Green Hues

Early Morning Reflections of the Sailboat Button and the Dinghy Isabelle on the Creek in Annapolis Maryland August 11th 2017

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Publisher’s Note:

Today marks the beginning of the seventh consecutive year I have been publishing a daily photo post on the Annapolis Experience Blog. Yes without a single interruption for the last 2,193 days I set out each day walking the streets and shorelines, as well as occasionally on board a boat or kayak, exploring the City of Annapolis Maryland so as to take a photograph depicting a singular setting and moment of time in my hometown.

Such as in our own lives change is inevitable and during the preceding six years of local photography my artistic interests evolved as did the venues where I found my inspiration. In any event after years of contemplative artistic self exploration the time has come for me to expand my geographic horizons of photographic offerings to share. Look for more about this upcoming change in the weeks ahead.

Thank you for visiting Annapolis with me through my photograph over these last six years – Glenn

 

While this morning’s sunrise in Annapolis was obscured by a mostly cloudy sky I found myself taking advantage of the then available light along the end of this creek’s heavily forested shoreline. It was there that I caught sight of the sailboat Button moored against the treeline with its wooden dinghy Isabelle tied up along her starboard side.

Both the dense shoreline foliage as well as the water’s surface exuded dark green hues with the latter providing for a seemingly perfect reflection of both the sailboat and dinghy. In addition this photograph did not even require cropping for I found it to be framed quite well so as to convey this tranquil looking early morning creekside setting.

Have a good weekend,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Circa 1870 Edwardian-Victorian Influenced Townhouse in the Historic District • Thursday August 10th 2017

Lacking Only in Marble Front Steps

Circa 1870 Edwardian-Victorian Influenced Townhouse in the Historic District of Annapolis Maryland August 10th 2017

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One of the two reasons for this c1870 Edwardian-Victorian style townhouse being featured as this mornings photograph of the day is an absence of parked vehicles in front of it along the curb. Quite an unusual setting for sure and one that I was most inclined to take advantage of during my walk this morning for sure.

The second reason for choosing it is that this particular 19th century residential style is seldom scene in Annapolis with perhaps its two adjoining neighbors being the only examples of this Victorian style found in the City today.

As an aside I believe that this townhouse, along with its two neighboring ones, originally featured marble steps where as today bricks and limestone slabs have replaced the original ones. Also this townhouse currently serves as an apartment house.

Enjoy the day,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Boats and Condos Along an Eastport Shoreline at Sunrise • Wednesday August 9th 2017

Morning Setting on the Way to the Chesapeake

Boats and Condos Along an Eastport Shoreline at Sunrise in Annapolis Maryland August 9th 2017

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Getting an early start on a previously planned day trip to Cambridge I boarded my friend’s boat just as the sun was beginning to rise over the Chesapeake Bay. With his vessel’s clearance height under that of the Sixth Street Bridge we motored up Spa Creek towards the harbor. It was before passing under the drawbridge that I caught sight of this Eastport shoreline comprised of assorted docked boats with their reflections on the water set against a backdrop of condos.

Since I would not be returning to Annapolis until this evening, and also seeing I hadn’t had an opportunity to take a photograph of the day yet, I grabbed my camera and snapped off this single photograph.

Fortunately enough the wireless signal was strong when we docked in Cambridge around midmorning so having had composed today’s entry while underway I am posting it before we set off once again this time for Fishing Creek and Hoppers Island.

Who knows maybe we will arrive back in Annapolis this evening just in time for me to get a sunset photograph of this same shoreline setting.

Have a great day,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Circa 1902 Vernacular Federal Style Rowhouse with Eggplant Accents • Tuesday August 8th 2017

Early 20th Century Working Class Rental House

C1902 Vernacular Federal Style Rowhouse with Eggplant Accents in Annapolis Maryland August 8th 2017

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While on the way to my Monday morning meeting I happened to pass by this narrow two bay early 20th century Annapolis Historic District rowhouse that seemed quite familiar in an odd sort of way. Curious I found myself stopping so as to take note of the colors of its German clapboards as well as its front door and gate. Being in a bit of a hurry I decided to take a photograph of the rowhouse and would check it out further later today.

Arriving at the office after the morning meeting I uploaded the photograph of the afore mentioned rowhouse taken earlier and commenced looking for previous images of it in my library. Sure enough I soon found an earlier photograph of mine taken of this same early 1900s Federal influenced rowhouse years back when it had a blistering lavender colored facade, plum front door and white gate. Click here to view this same rowhouse depicted on my April 3rd 2015 blog post.

Yes what a difference a couple of years make and also I’m sticking with referring to the current color of the door and gate as Eggplant.

Have a good afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Circa 1770 Fleet Street Colonial Style House on a Rainy Summer Morning • Monday August 7th 2017

Noted More as the Former Residence of Christopher Hohne

Circa 1770 Fleet Street Colonial Style House on a Rainy Summer Morning in Annapolis Maryland August 7th 2017

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Perhaps one of the three or four most representative examples of 18th century Colonial frame style houses in Annapolis today is the circa 1770 Christopher Hohne House on Fleet Street in the Historic District. It could also be said that it is very similar in design to the Barracks on nearby Pinkney Street, both of which have clapboard wood siding as well as Gambrel roofs.

Built during what was believed to have been the early 1770s for a Mr. William Slicer the history of the lot it is located on goes back even further to the 1690s when it was part of a land grant awarded to then Governor Francis Nicholson. After the City land records were destroyed during a 1704 fire the lot was claimed by Thomas Bordley. Descendants of the Bordley family sold the lot to noted City merchant and factor Charles Wallace in 1770, who in turn leased it to the afore mentioned William Slicer. As an aside there has been speculation of a house having been built on this same lot around 1720, during the Bordley ownership, by a Francis Holland though there is no documentation to support its existence.

In 1821 Christopher Hohne, a veteran of both the Revolutionary and War of 1812 who had married the daughter of the above noted Francis Holland, purchased this Fleet Street house. Christopher Hohne served in the capacity of a messenger for the office of the Mayor though unfortunately in 1827 Mr. Hohne declared bankruptcy and his house was sold by the court although he did continue to live here until his death in 1833.

Over the years the house has on occasion appeared a bit run down yet for the most part it continues to retain its period architectural details quite well.

Have a great week,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Stained Glass Windows Adorn the Northwest Nave Wall of Historic St. Anne’s Church • Sunday August 6th 2017

Spiritual Inspiration in Glass

Taking advantage of the solitude inside the nave of historic St. Anne’s Church after Sunday services I decided to spend a bit of time pondering the colors and artistic details of each of its stained glass windows. While doing so I was also able to photograph each of them and would like to share a few of those with you here this afternoon.

As an aside may I suggest one views the enlarged version of each of the following photographs in order to see even more of the individual windows detail.

 

Christ Quieting the Wind and Waves Stained Glass Window by Otto Heinigke 1903 at St. Anne's Church in Annapolis Maryland August 6th 2017

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This first stained glass window is known as the Southgate Window, though it’s more formally referred to as Christ Quieting the Wind and Waves. It is dedicated to Mr. William S. Southgate a church rector during the late 1860s until the late 1890s, and was commissioned by his children as a memorial to their father. Created by noted New York artist Otto Heinigke (b.1850 d.1910) and his firm Heinigke and Bowen it was dedicated on November 1st 1903 and is located at the back of the church along the northwest wall of the nave.

 

Presentation of Christ in the Temple Stained Glass Window by Franz Mayer and Company 1910 at St. Anne's Church in Annapolis Maryland August 6th 2017

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Located on the northwest wall of the nave as well, and adjacent to the Southgate Window, is this stained glass window titled Presentation of Christ in the Temple. It too is a commissioned work created in 1910 by the Munich Germany glass design firm of Franz Mayer and Company.

 

Jesus at Prayer Stained Glass Window on the Northwest Wall at St. Anne's Church in Annapolis Maryland August 6th 2017

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The third and final stained glass window to be featured on today’s post is this one titled Jesus at Prayer and is also located along the northwest wall of the nave up towards the front.

If you have not had the opportunity to visit inside St. Anne’s Church consider taking a self guided tour of it on your next visit to downtown Annapolis.

Have a good week everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Northwest Garden Level Entrance to the C1720 Edward Dorsey House • Saturday August 5th 2017

White Brick Wall Serves as a Seemingly Blank Canvas

Northwest Garden Level Entrance to the C1720 Edward Dorsey House in Annapolis Maryland August 5th 2017

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To the casual passerby I’m sure the fieldstone foundation seen along the northwest side of the circa 1720 Edward Dorsey House here would be the more dominant aspect of today’s featured photograph while others might take note of both the shrubbery and brickwork leading towards the backyard garden.

As for myself I was drawn to this shaded Historic District side yard by the seemingly dominate white brick wall above the garden level door and window. It had the semblance of a blank canvas in need of decorative or natural touch such as in the case of the latter perhaps vines growing upwards to the roof.

As an aside the Edward Dorsey House is thought to be one of the oldest brick houses in Annapolis with a historian here and there suggesting it to have been built in the 1680s before the Maryland’s Capital was moved from St. Mary’s City in the 1690s. Also from this perspective its Georgian architectural style is for the most part obvious although its upper facade does show its 19th century Greek Revival influenced alternations.

All in all this shaded side courtyard looks to be a nice place to relax on a summer afternoon.

Have a good afternoon,

Glenn

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