PPAC #21

This amazing frieze can be found inside the Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis, Maryland. This was erected as a memorial to honor those lawyers who fought and died in the “Great War.” To me, this depiction brings to mind the famous painting by Jacques-Louis David, Oath of the Horatii. A pre-Revolution work of art, the theme is loyalty to the state, without regard to clan or clergy. There is a Latin inscription at the bottom, but it is too faded for me to read. Any thoughts? A translation would be greatly appreciated.

Jez’s WWE Challenge #72

Here is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Challenge. Below we have Weems Creek in the afternoon sun.

Next I’d like to offer you a view of Annapolis from the South River. The dome under scaffolding belongs to the Naval Academy chapel. As for the buildings with all the windows, I can only guess that they are either classrooms or offices for the US Naval Academy.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: The Path Ahead

King GarGar’s horse cantered before the ranks of men drawn up in rows. From his waist he wore a beautiful sword whose scabbard shimmered in the sunlight for all the jewels encrusted on it. His expression was cheerful, even friendly as he looked down at his assembled infantry.

“Men!” He shouted. “Today the path ahead leads to battle!”