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Annapolis, Maryland Panoramic Skyline Picture

Annapolis, Maryland Panoramic Skyline Picture

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This aerial panorama, taken by James Blakeway, captures a beautiful summer day of the capital of Maryland. Since its early colonial days, Annapolis has been known as the "Athens of America," with its wealth of cultural activities, glittering social season, gracious hospitality and intellectual stimulation. The city lies on Maryland's Western Shore, 25 miles south of Baltimore and 30 miles east of Washington, DC. For many, Annapolis is synonymous with the United States Naval Academy, situated on the mouth of the Severn River and prominently pictured in this photograph on the right. Also clearly visible in this picture, just right of center, is the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, home of the Navy Midshipmen football team.
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Annapolis, MD Skyline Pictures

Part of the Baltimore-Washington metro area, Annapolis skyline pictures give exciting aerial views of the capital of the state of Maryland. This beautiful city was once the capital of the U.S. from 1783 to 1784, an interesting historical fact which cannot be gathered by viewing Annapolis panoramic pictures.

Annapolis has deep roots in American history, founded on the north shore of the Severn River in 1649. Any Annapolis skyline pictures feature this waterway, situated at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. An important landmark seen in many Annapolis skyline pictures is the Maryland State Capitol building, centered in the city's downtown area. During the founding of the United States, all four signers of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland made their home in this city.

Many more historical sites may be spotted in Annapolis skyline pictures. The United States Naval Academy, founded in 1845, sits in an area between the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland State House, seen in some Annapolis panoramic pictures, is the oldest legislative building still in use in the U.S. An interesting historical fact of this building not evident by looking at Annapolis pictures is that first U.S. President George Washington resigned before the Continental Congress in this building in 1783.

Because of its storied past, Annapolis skyline pictures feature some of the most incredible examples of 17th and 18th century architecture in the entire United States. The buildings in Annapolis skyline pictures serve as an interesting study into early Americana and remind us of our past and a time which was simpler.

With many buildings within the city listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, views of the Annapolis city skyline in these panoramic pictures offer something of interest to everyone.

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