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Fort McHenry Aerial View- Inspiration For “The Star Spangled Banner”

Designed by Ghanan Jean Foncin in 1798 and named after James McHenry, a Scots-Irish immigrant and surgeon-soldier who became Secretary of War under President Washington, Fort McHenry was built after America won its independence to defend the important Port of Baltimore from future enemy attacks. It was positioned on the Locust Point peninsula which juts […]

2Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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USS Torsk – Submarine Fired The Last WWII Torpedo

Looking around Baltimore today we found another submarine docked and wondered.┬á After looking around we found out that it is the USS Torsk, and is responsible for sinking the last WWII Japanease ship with a torpedo.┬á After that, it was used as a training sub and is called the ‘divingest’ of the US Navy because […]

2Nov2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Maryland Terrapins – Byrd Stadium Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

Situated at the foot of the campus’ North Hill, the stadium is named for Dr. H.C. Byrd, a multi-sport athlete as an undergraduate who later became head football coach and eventually served as university president. His vision gave University of Maryland preeminence among Eastern campus sports facilities for decades and the impetus for the Terrapins […]

3Sep2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Washington Redskins – FedEx Field Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

FedEx Field (originally Jack Kent Cooke Stadium) is a football stadium located in Landover, an unincorporated community near the Capital Beltway (I-495) in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States near the site of the old Capital Centre later called USAir Arena. FedExField is the home of the Washington Redskins football team and is the largest […]

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Baltimore Ravens’ – M&T Bank Stadium Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

It’s the most exciting place to be in Baltimore for a Ravens’ home game. It just doesn’t make sense to be anywhere else! M&T Bank Stadium is located at the south point of Camden Yards and is the crowning jewel of the NFL’s premier sports facilities. Baltimore Ravens fans – proud of their Baltimore heritage […]

28Jul2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Six Flags America Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

Six Flags America is a theme park located in Largo in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It lies 15 miles (24 km) east of Washington D.C., and 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Baltimore. It sits on a site of 523 acres (2.12 km┬▓), 131 of which is currently used for park operations. The park’s history […]

19Jun2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Triple Crown – The Preakness at Pimlico Aerial View

Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, making it the second oldest racetrack in the nation behind Saratoga, which debuted in 1864 in upstate New York. Engineered by General John Ellicott, Pimlico has played host to racing icons for over a century, where Baltimoreans have […]

17Apr2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Baltimore Orioles: Oriole Park at Camden Yards Aerial View

Location: 333 West Camden Street Capacity: 48,876 Opened on April 6, 1992, Oriole Park is only 2 blocks from the birthplace of baseball’s most legendary hero, Babe Ruth. The magnificent ballparks of the early 1900s influenced the unique design of Oriole Park, situated near downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area. – Official Site Orioles Official Site […]

8Apr2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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PGA Tour: Congressional Country Club Golf Course Aerial View

Congressman Oscar E. Bland and O.R. Lubring of Indiana, founders of the Club, set out to provide an informal common ground where politicians and businessmen could meet as peers, unconstrained by red tape. They took their idea to Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, who agreed to serve as Founders’ Club President and, from 1922-1923, […]

4Apr2008 | | 0 comments | Continued