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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 10:37 PM
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Talking A beautiful spring day from atop the State House in Annapolis, MD

Annapolis is the capital city of Maryland. It is also home to the United States Naval Academy and St. John's College. It is a historic, colonial, port town with many narrow, brick-lined streets. It's a beautiful, quaint city home to roughly 40,000 people. I recently had the opportunity to be an intern for the Maryland General Assembly, so here are some pictures. Although it is March, it was sunny and had temperatures as high as 70F. I'm not a photographer, but I tried my best. Enjoy!

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5. Looking towards the Naval Academy.


6. Chesapeake Bay- you can see the bridge in the distance.


7. Maryland Capitol Mall.


8. Main Street


9. Main Street


10. Main Street


11. Main Street


12. Pinkney Street


13. Pinkney Street


14. Pinkney Street


15. Pinkney Street


16. East Street


17. East Street


18. Fleet Street- showing Senator Astle's house.


19. State House


20. State Circle


21. School Street- looking towards the Governor's Mansion.


22. The Governor's Mansion


23. State Circle


24. State House from Bladen Street.


25. State House dome at night.


26. Acton Place


27. Maryland State Seal on the floor of the Senate Office Building.


28. Fleet Street in January (phone pic).


29. Maryland Senate Chamber (phone pic)


30. Maryland House of Delegates Chamber (phone pic)


31. Maryland House of Delegates Chamber (phone pic)
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Annapolis looks like a great place. Hopefully someday soon it will be connected by commuter rail to both DC and Baltimore.
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Neat place.
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Looks like a cutesy city. Nice thread there!
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2010, 12:42 AM
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Thanks everyone!

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Looks like a cutesy city. Nice thread there!
Yes, it is cutesy, very. It's also quite trendy with expensive boutiques, one-of-a-kind neat, little restaurants, and up-and-coming, colourful neighbourhoods.

In the summer, it's one of my favourite places to be and I feel so lucky that the State Legislature chose me to be given the opportunity to live here for the duration of session.
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Nice pictures. I'm in Annapolis a few times a year but I've never seen the city from the capital's dome.
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Once again, thank you all for the comments.

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Nice pictures. I'm in Annapolis a few times a year but I've never seen the city from the capital's dome.
It isn't open to the public. Luckily one of my friends is a Maryland Capitol Police officer. To go to the top, you need an escort from either capitol police or state police. It was very nice up there! (Steps were dreadful and sunk in when stepped on though!)

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Very much so. Many of the streets were designed to be just like European cities.
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Wow, very beautiful, had no idea it was so nice there.
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I want to visit Annapolis one day, looks like a interesting city to visit. I have to make it a priority the next time I'm on the east coast. Thanks for sharing.
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Annapolis looks like a great place. Hopefully someday soon it will be connected by commuter rail to both DC and Baltimore.
It won't be commuter rail. Rails never really existed between DC and Annapolis, and the former rails between Annapolis and Baltimore (besides missing the bridge over the Severn River) are part bike/ped trail (the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail) and part LRT (south end of the Baltimore Light Rail line to Glen Burnie).

Maybe someday you could get an extension of the LRT down to Annapolis, but that's the only way you could feasibly get rail transit down there.
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That was a very cool thread of a beautiful little capital city. Great photos! Thanks for sharing.
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Awesome town, nice shots. I remember xzmattzx's Annapolis thread from a while back and wanted to see more.
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