Friday, September 30, 2011
Maryland Avenue is quaint and historic shopping street in the Historic downtown area of Annapolis, a narrow cobbled street flanked on either side by old 2-story buildings and Victorian homes, restored and some lived in, some bustling with business. There's a coffee shop, an Irish Pub, a barber, a flower shop, and then numerous art galleries, design and living shops and gift shops. It is off State Circle and well worth a meander to discover treasures, or just enjoy the atmosphere of a lovely area.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Venture across the Bay Bridge from Annapolis, drive through the farmlands and there are small towns within an hour that are treasures for day tripping. St. Michaels is one of my favorites: I recently attended a boating function for work and took a few photos around the Maritime Museum, a wonderful collection of wooden boats, history and stories of the Chesapeake Bay oyster industry, the very famous blue crabs and life over the years for the local watermen. If you have a few hours to spare, stop by - the setting is spectacular, few photos just to wet your appetite. Many more to come.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Historic Annapolis is colorful at all times of the year - it's now early fall, the mums are appearing, the last flush of roses is holding on, the leaves are very slowly starting to change with the slightly cooler temperatures and there are still flowers everywhere. As a spectacular backdrop are the historic old red brick and wooden clad homes, brightly painted, or natural dark wood siding with a red or blue door. Color everywhere.