Thursday, April 26, 2012

Misc Baltimore Landmarks

Here are a few more sites from Baltimore that I took earlier this week.

As I was walking back from the lighthouse, I stopped to take a few pictures of the Christopher Columbus statue, this is right across the street from little Italy, so it was nice to get the Italian flags waving in the background.  Also, if you look very carefully in the background you can see the lighthouse.

This pagoda is in Patterson park, it was designed in 1890 by Charles H. Latrobe.  It has such a great charactor about it, I will have to go back one sunday and go inside.

This star spangled banner monument is directly in from of the pagoda.  It is very sweet looking, but what really interested me was the knitted accessories that someone added to the monument.

I think this practice is called yarnbombing, where you add knitting to public places.  I have seen knitted items on street signs and trees, but I loved these little touches.

Finally I stopped at the greek orthodoz church in Baltimore.  I just love the unusual shape of this church, it just looks very midievil and gorgeous.

The details on the arches and stained glass were so intricate.

I'll have to check out the hours that this church is open to visitors and take some pictures of the stained glass from inside one day.

Love Always,


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Seven Foot Knoll

I have been trying to get out and take some more pictures, I have gotten a little bit off track this month.

I love lighthouses!!!  This is the Seven Foot Knoll lighthouse, in Baltimore, MD.  This is probubly the closest lighthouse to my home, but I had never been there before today.  

This is the oldest Screw Pile light house in MD. Screw Pile Lighthouses were literaly screwed into the soil under the water.

In 1988, the lighthouse was removed from Seven Foot Knoll and was moved to Baltimore's Inner harbor where I was able to visit it today.  This lighthouse has such a unique look to it, and I was excited to get to visit it.

Love Always,


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Girls weekend

This weekend I went to visit one of my best friends Dominique and we had a great time.  I did not take a ton of pictures, and I didn't bring my professional camera, but I I loved some of my point and shoot pics.

We walked into an antique shop and there was an actual Shirley Temple doll, I can't imagine paying that much money for a doll...but I had to stop and take a picture.

The Antique shop had an amazing variety of antique cameras.  I loved this Brownie camera.  Maybe one day I will pick one up, but it seemed a little frivoulous as I probubly wouldn't take many pictures with the camera.

We were walking around Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  This was a great view of the river across the street from the beach.  

I love the beach, we didn't spend much time there, but I loved digging my feet in the sand.

The water was freezing, but it was just sooo pretty.

I have been pretty bad with posting in the past few weeks, but I am definately going to try to be more attentive to my blog  :  )

Love Always,


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Serene Sunday

In 2009 I traveled to Turkey and Greece and it was the best trip I have ever been on.  I would go back to Istanbul in a secound.

I can't wait to go through all of my pictures, here is the first day of pictures.

Love Always,


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bosley United Methodist

I drove around Sparks, MD when I went to visit Oldfields and I came across this gorgeous church.

I've been waiting to add these to the blog for a while, and easter week is the perfect time.

Love Always,


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mr. Winks Wednesday

I took these pictures in the car on my way to Jersey on Friday. You can tell how spoiled he is, as I am sitting in the back seat with that he has more room to spread out.

For some reason he gets really upset when he is stuck in the front seat, but he tends to sit on my lap no matter what.  Silly dog  :  )

Love Always,


Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The trees outside of the house have started to flower and bloom.  I love this time of the year!!!!

Love Always,


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Serene Sunday

To continue with my Italy pictures, I loved sicily.  These pictures are of the ruins of Argigento, which are probably the best preserved ruins anywhere. 

We walked passed a few bridges where lovers put little locks with their initials on them.

This is an amphitheatre in taormina, it was built to face Mt Etna so that the viewers could watch the show and at times Mt. Etna would have a small eruption, and that would add excitement to the show.
I can't imagine what people would have thought when they saw this in the third century BC.

This statue of Mary was built where the lava stopped just outside the town during the big eruption of Mt. Etna.

I love seeing the dark soil peaking out of the white snow, and I love craters.

This is the end of my trip pictures for the sights of Italy, I have a few close up photos and portraits that I may post next week, or I may start posting my next trip.

Love Always,