We drove from north of Baltimore to Annapolis, crossing several rivers and other waterways. We parked and walked around the historic district.
This is a tour guide going to work.
St. Anne's Church, built in 1859, stands in the middle of a circle. The tower was saved from the previous church that burned the year before this one was built.
This golden mosaic was just through the door.
A sign relates that the parish was founded in 1692.
As a life-long Methodist, I was interested in this marker.
The waterfront was where it was all happening on the Sunday morning we were there. There was an open market and more boats than I ever remember seeing in one place---ALL kind of vessels and lots of people that just kept coming until, when we were leaving at noon, traffic was backed up.
A line of markers shared inspirational thoughts from many and varied sources. I relate to this one.
Below is the Chase-Lloyd House. The house was begun by Samuel Chase, a young Annapolis lawyer, but was unfinished when he sold it to Edward Lloyd IV in 1769. Samuel Chase went on to be a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Lloyd's youngest daughter married Frances Scott Key in the house in 1802. It was said that Lloyd never walked, but had a chair and servants that carried him in it wherever he needed to go.
There was one charming street after another filled with Colonial buildings.
The wooden dome of the Maryland State House and former capitol of the nation, serves as a focal point throughout the old town neighborhoods. It is the largest wooden dome in our country.
Next to the State House is the Old Treasury building, built between 1735 and 1737. It is the oldest public building in Maryland.
There are two circles downtown and roads radiate out from those circles, creating interesting blocks.
We saw quite a few halves, both address numbers and even street names.
Annapolis surpassed my expectations. We are glad we went.