Short Trip to Annapolis, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film

During our long St. Michaels vacation, one morning we zipped over to Annapolis, Maryland. It's just over an hour to get there and Kate needed to visit Whole Foods for some food staples we had run out of. It was my first time stopping in Annapolis, rather than driving by and it is a gorgeous town. After Whole Foods we made a beeline for the harbor, parked about six blocks away, and then took a leisurely stroll down charming Main Street. This area reminded me a lot of Charleston, South Carolina. One of the first things I saw was a set of six huge black and white photographs as murals in a parking lot (looks like the parking lot had been designated "Gallery Row"). The photos, taken between 1948 and 1955 by Marion Warren, show a much different Annapolis.

Marion Warren's "Waiting for the Parade" (1948) and "Severn River Garden Club" 1949, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film Marion Warren Photograph Murals, Annapolis, Maryland, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film

Marion Warren's "Rookie's Meat Market" 1955, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film Marion Warren Photograph Mural, Annapolis, Maryland, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film

For more information on Marion Warren visit American Landscape Gallery or the Marion Warren website. A placard by the art showed him posing with a Technika 4x5 camera.

Main Street Intersection, Annapolis, Maryland, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film Annapolis Maine Street, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film

Capital Tea Building, Annapolis, Maryland, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film Capital Teas Building, Annapolis, Maryland, Fuji Provia 100 Slide Film

Unfortunately we visited Annapolis on the 98 degree Thursday. After less than two hours walking around in the heat, we hightailed it back to the Jeep, cranked the AC, and hit the road back to St. Michaels. We'll be back though on another trip.