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North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis April 6th 2022

Written in 2012: Again, the only reason to go to Maryland is to have crab cakes on the Chesapeake, see an Orioles game at Camden Yards, or visit the great Naval Academy in Annapolis. To think I almost went to graduate school in old downtown Baltimore at Johns Hopkins! It was the seventh state to ratify the Constitution. Though it is a small state, it is the fifth most densely populated and the nineteenth most populous. Several government agencies are located here. Baltimore is the most populated city, and Annapolis is the capital. Maryland has an area of 12,407 square miles, or roughly the size of Belgium, without its great chocolates. Washington, DC sits on land that once belonged to Maryland. Chesapeake Bay nearly intersects the state down the middle. It is one of the few ... read more
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The US Naval Academy

North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis January 5th 2021

Of course, I am biased towards Berkeley. After all, I went there as both an undergrad, and for graduate school. Berkeley itself, has changed about 180 degrees since then. In 1964, the area around campus was almost "Ivy League" in appearance, with preppy men's stores, book stores, Fraser's (an upscale home and designer store), and the usual assortment of college related businesses. Today, it is a mess. Many of the locally owned stores are gone. It is a quagmire of retail, some bookstores, and total junk. The college atmosphere I enjoyed is long gone. The only attraction for me, around campus, are the many great restaurants, such as Chez Panisse, Great China, and Gather. I visited another of my alma maters, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill just last year. I would say, at first ... read more
US Naval Academy, Annapolis
UC Berkeley, my alma mater
Trinity University

North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis June 15th 2015

Annapolis is still one of my favorite spots with all the signaturne facades and cute flower on the street. These images are the result of a photo walks early in the mornings...... read more
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North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis May 27th 2015

Well, if we have to get stuck in an airport for 8 hours, at least it’s before a 45-minute flight to Long Island and not before our 16-hour flight to Asia. But I’m getting ahead of myself. We were only in Maryland for two days, but boy did we cram a lot in! The weather was still pleasantly spring-ish and perfectly sunny, prompting us to spend as much time outdoors as possible. On Monday, we gassed up my sister’s boat and off we headed from Kent Island (in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay) across the choppy waters into historic downtown Annapolis. What an underrated little city! Old brick buildings spread out from the waterfront, some dating back to colonial times (early 1700’s). The dome of the state capitol building and the impressive grounds of the ... read more
Downtown Annapolis
No Shortage of Boats
Tall Sailing Ships

North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis May 27th 2015

We got lucky with finding a mooring ball in Annapolis, (In spite of the Harbormaster's prediction for the Memorial Day weekend). We love the city. So much colonial architecture, history, festive touristy crowd, the "pain killer" cocktails in the waterfront bars and the old friends we got a chance to reconnect with! We visited the state house (the oldest one in continuous use in the country), visited William Paca (on of the four signers of the Declaration of Independence from Mariland. Well they didn't really mean to push for signing it. They were perfectly happy with the class-oriented MD but did not want to piss off the rest of the colonies and kinda reluctantly went along) house and gardens, walked the beautiful streets, the waterfronts, spent some time in our favorite bar with live music (49 ... read more

North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis October 14th 2013

Geo: 38.9767, -76.4899We left Toronto on the morning of Wed. Oct. 9th and were on our boat at 5pm on Sat. Oct. 12th completely because of the goodness of others!Two wonderful friends transported us from Toronto to Annapolis and then from Annapolis to Deltaville. ... read more
Tony and Ed.
Happy to be almost back at our boat!
Annapolis Boat Show

North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis October 8th 2012

Bonjour tous le monde, Nous avons été discret dans les dernières semaines parce que nous avons été très occupé sur le catamaran. Sébastien avait beaucoup de boulot à faire comme par exemple l'entretien des boiseries intérieur et extérieur, un peu d'electricité, cirage du bateau, réparation de notre cannot en verre, l'installation de notre nouvelle antenne Wifi en haut du mat, la construction d'un plancher en bois dans notre espace de rangement et une fois de temps en temps une partie de Crible pour Sébastien.... Nous avons reçu nos amis les Victoria V, Enki et Scaramouche pendant le boat show. Nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir avec eux. Demain, on part pour Solomon et c'est à partir de demain que la route vers le sud se continue. Yéééééééééé!!!! Voici 20 photos de notre séjour de 5 semaines ... read more

North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis September 27th 2012

North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis September 15th 2012

Connaissez-vous St Antoine de-Padoue? Nous on le connait! On pourrait même dire qu'on le connait très bien. Si ça continue comme ça, il deviendra notre meilleur ami plus vite qu'on le pense....Moi, je l'ai connu par l'intermédiaire de sebastien parce-qu'avant ça, il me semble que personne ne m'avait parlé de lui. Ma mère pourrait peut-être me corriger sur ce point, mais je suis certaine de n'avoir jamais entendu parler de lui. Imaginez vous que depuis 1 semaine, nous avons dû faire appelle à St Antoine de Padoue Seb et moi. Et que sur les 3 fois, il nous a aidé sur 2 fois et demi...Oui! Oui! 2 fois et demi....Mais à notre avis, c'est une question de jours pour vous dire qu'il nous aura aidé l'autre demi fois!!!! La première fois, c'est quand nous sommes allé ... read more
Avant notre souper de Crabe
Et voici le après
Petite maison à Chesapeake City

North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis April 21st 2012

Washington DC - 2012 trip Day 4 - today was spent in Maryland visiting relatives. We met a cousin that my mom found through her geneology research. She lives near Bowie. We also went to see my other cousin in Glen Burnie who I hadn't seen since she was in her teens. We also stopped in Annapolis to take a picture of the Capital and to have crab cakes at McGarvey's. Later in the evening we had dinner at Ping Pong (light tapas/dim sum)in ChinaTown with my Nephew. It was very quick and easy to get to; we took the blue line and went two stops down to China Town.... read more
Annapolis Capital
Naval Academy -Annapolis
McGarvey's Restaurant in Annapolis

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