Visiting Anapolis, VA
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  Posted September 25th, 2010 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Virginia

By: Zdenko Kahlina
First Maryland State House

At the end of our journey through Virginia and Delmarva Peninsula (Maryland), and just before we would return to the capital city of Washington, we stopped at Annapolis, the capital of Maryland. 

As the capital of Maryland, Annapolis is also considered part of the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan area. It lies on the Severn River about 2 miles up from the Chesapeake Bay and about 35 kilometers south of Baltimore and 35 kilometers east of Washington DC. This city has a great deal of history as it was founded in 1649 by Puritan exiles from Virginia and later also became home to the United States Naval Academy in 1845.

Local Artists Show & Sale

Local Artists Show & Sale

Vera checking the map…

A port of entry and a commercial and distribution center for the surrounding agricultural area, the city relies economically on government activity, the production of radar electronic equipment and underwater military devices, and communications research and development.

Vera and I found a nice parking lot, very close to the old town and than browsed the streets. On this day, they were having a local Artists Show and sale on one of the streets. The street was crowded with people and the restaurants were full.

We walked around, without knowing where we are going, until we were in front of the State House. Remarkable building that is open to tourists for free. One very friendly security guard showed us around and even pointed us what to see next in the old town district.

In front of the Maryland State House

Maryland State House

Maryland State House

Maryland State House

Maryland State House

A notable landmark in Annapolis, the State House (1772-1780) is the oldest U.S. State Capitol in continuous legislative use. Here the Continental Congress met; General George Washington resigned from the Continental Army in 1783; the Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution was ratified in 1784; and the Annapolis Convention of 1786 took place.

Annapolis: Old town district

Annapolis: Old town district

Annapolis: Old town district

Annapolis: Old town district

Today you will find many places to go and things to do in Annapolis. The recently renovated and expanded Annapolis Mall is the perfect place for all your shopping needs.

The St. John’s College (1784) is also in Annapolis. Also of interest are the Old Treasury (1735), the oldest public building still standing in Maryland, and Saint Anne’s Church (1858-1859), built on the site of an Anglican church of the 1690s.

Located a few miles south from the mall you will find the historic Downtown Annapolis district, which has several historical landmarks and attractions, a nightlife filled with a bars and clubs, fabulous restaurants, outdoor activities, annual events and much more.

Annapolis: Colonial house in the Old town district

Annapolis: Old town district

Annapolis: Old town district

The Maryland Republican Party building

If you have time, be sure to spend couple days in beautiful Annapolis MD. Vera and I were running out of exactly that – time. The day was coming to an end and we still had to drive into Washington, return our rental and get to our hotel, which was reserved few days earlier. Being experienced travelers as we are, we did all of that and still managed to have a nice relaxed dinner in DuPont area of Washington city. It was a day well spent!

Memorial in Honor of American Prisoners of War

 

 

 

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