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As the Ravens’ 2016 season comes to an end this weekend, Baltimore Sun photographers Kenneth K. Lam, Lloyd Fox and Karl Merton Ferron look back through the images they captured. From the thousands of photos taken at games this year, about 360 appeared in the print edition of The Baltimore Sun. Here are some gems that didn’t make the first cut.
Santa Claus has graced the pages of the Baltimore Sun many times over the years. Looking at the photos as a whole, there are a couple of constants we can draw about the jolly elf.
• Santa likes to make an entrance – sometimes by motorcycle, helicopter, boat or train.
• Even Santa has the occasional bad beard day.
• Not every child is keen to sit on Santa’s lap – those that don’t, really don’t.
Article by Jacques Kelly
Baltimore Christmas traditions are not all about having sauerkraut with turkey, or the lights on 34th Street. There’s far more than that.
Before there was Amazon Prime, Baltimoreans shopped for their gifts at Howard and Lexington streets. In the 1920s the city estimated that 90,000 people crossed this intersection during a day. Many carried a Christmas tree home on a streetcar. There was also a large selection of live trees for sale at the old Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street.
Before the suburbs flocked to Hampden for decorations and shopping, city folk flocked to the suburbs for celebrations. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad also had a ceremony to light a decorated holly tree in Cecil County. Trains left Camden Station for a night ride to the tree. The B&O’s glee club sang carols. Baltimore neighborhood bakers turned out cookies for those who did not do their own cookie making.
Of course, some traditions carry on — Santas in local stores, those 34th Street lights, and the Constellation in lights at the Inner Harbor.
Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Hozier and Ed Sheeran share the stage at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret fashion show
Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Hozier and Ed Sheeran shared the stage with the angels at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London.
Goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz lifted Brazil past Colombia 2-1 and into the semifinals against Germany. Not all news from the fame was good, as it was later announced star Neymar broke a vertebrae and will possibly miss the rest of the World Cup.