On a clear breezy evening at Turf Valley, 21 hot air balloon crews unpacked their equipment in preparation for the annual Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival. They attached envelopes – a bag capable of holding heated air – to the baskets and turned on fans before firing up the burners to get the colorful event underway. The festivities provided a close up look at the towering aircraft.
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For years, the old Henryton State Hospital has sat abandoned in rural southeastern Carroll County as officials decide what to do next with the decaying psychiatric facility. Closed since 1985, there have been 70 fires over the past decade, as the complex like others, falls victim to vandalism and deterioration. Long fascinated by urban explorers, take a look inside the Henryton State Hospital.
In East Baltimore an angel stands guard over the souls who rest under her gaze. Across town, a pair of children who died over a hundred years ago stand together forever. Toys and flowers mark their spot as well as gifts from unknown, but contemporary visitors.