From the Archives: 1992

This photograph was taken in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. during the nascent period of the gay rights movement. Protesters dyed the waters of the fountain red as a protest against government indifference to the AIDS crisis. The red was meant to symbolize the blood of those who had died needlessly. Does this remind anybody of what we are living through today?

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #141: Geometry

Here is my contribution to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Geometry.

The Maryland Statehouse is a stunning masterpiece of interior and…

…architectural design.

There’s an overload of geometrical shapes in the images above- lots of rectangles with a few perfect squares thrown in, and some lovely straight, A to B lines. In fact, if you look closely at near center, you will see a jet engine trail, again A to B!

Alive & Trekking Which Way Photo Challenge: March 19, 2021

It is always a pleasure to participate in the Which Way Challenge, hosted by Alive & Trekking.

And there are even more prohibitions!

At left is the Maryland State Seal. The colony was founded in 1632 by a wave of King Charles I (the one who got his head chopped off by the Puritans). It was a proprietary colony given to George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. The King graciously named the colony after his French-born wife, Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary. Lord Baltimore envisioned Maryland as a refuge for English Catholics, who faced some serious persecution in the Motherland.

Jez’s WWE Challenge #25

State House paintingPainting, Maryland State House, Annapolis, MD. The Landing of the Maryland Colonists from the Ark & the Dove, St. Clements Island, March 25, 1634. By Peter Egeli, c. 1975. On loan to the state from the Steuart Investment Company.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Challenge #25