Rooftop Beauty

Summer blooms -- Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Vario-Elmar 35-70/4.0 ASPH

Summer blooms — Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Vario-Elmar 35-70/4.0 ASPH

Allegiance by Force? I Definitely Missed That

Fort McHenry -- Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)Leica M 240 + Voigtländer 21/1.8 ASPH

Fort McHenry — Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)
Leica M 240 + Voigtländer 21/1.8 ASPH

I knew Baltimore has had some trying moments through the last two hundred years — including violent riots in 1807, 1812, 1835, 1856, 1861, and 1968 — but I never knew that in the event the Southern-leaning populace decided to join the Confederacy, Fort McHenry was ordered by President Lincoln in 1861 to bombard the city that it was built to protect.

Bristling

Fort McHenry -- Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)Leica M 240 + Voigtländer 21/1.8 ASPH

Fort McHenry — Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)
Leica M 240 + Voigtländer 21/1.8 ASPH

#1 Jimmies – $0 per Bushel, Because There Aren’t Any

Local crab prices -- Annapolis, Maryland (July 2014)iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Local crab prices — Annapolis, Maryland (July 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

We were visiting Cindy’s Mom in Annapolis yesterday and decided to get a seafood lunch for all of us; this image was recorded before the weekend lunch locusts had descended and cleaned everything out. We stood in stunned silence in front of the price board because we’ve never seen it show that there were no number one jimmies this early in the season. I can’t even remember the last time we saw jumbo jimmies listed as being available — five years? Longer? But number one jimmies have always been available while crabs are in season. Always.

Scared Straight

Fort McHenry holding cell -- Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)Leica M 240 + Voigtländer 21/1.8 ASPH

Fort McHenry holding cell — Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)
Leica M 240 + Voigtländer 21/1.8 ASPH

Quite the View

Sunset on the river -- Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Sunset on the river — Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

And Live by the Side of the Sea

Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse -- Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)Leica M 240 + Voigtländer 21/1.8 ASPH

Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse — Baltimore, Maryland (July 2014)
Leica M 240 + Voigtländer 21/1.8 ASPH

And if the reference is lost on you, here’s the original audio source (but not the video, which is recent).

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