Pumpkin sculptor Gabe Vinas (Villafane Studios) will appear at the Maryland Home & Garden Show at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium from Oct. 18-20. Vinas, who will compete on this year’s “Halloween Wars” on the Food Network, presents some of his best work in this gallery.
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The Rally of France auto race, flooding in Thailand, tennis in Beijing, the Royal Australian Navy and more in today’s daily brief.
Pictures and text by Eduardo A. Encina
Ever since I was a kid, when I used to watch the Orioles play from the gold outfield bleachers of Memorial Stadium, I couldn’t get enough of baseball. I’d arrive early for batting practice and never left until the final out. Now as the Orioles beat writer for The Sun, I get to chance to travel the country – from the first days of spring training in February to the final out of the regular season – and cover the O’s. I understand that this job takes me places normally I wouldn’t be able to go, grants me access few have.
And as a reporter, you already take mental snapshots of everything you see. That’s a part of your job. My goal has been to take readers closer, and with the help of my handy iPhone, that’s become a lot easier than it was 25 years ago. So every time I’ve seen something interesting on the road, I’ve reached for my phone to take a quick photo to post on Twitter or Instagram. Some of these images are inside the ballpark, some are in the cities to which I travel. Some are of food (my colleague Dan Connolly ribs me for those).
Some might be quirky. Others might seem mundane, but they’re all snapshots of an attempt to show the reader what life is like covering the Orioles.
Sept. 27 Photo Brief: Protests in Madrid, Pakistani earthquake survivors and organic farming in Germany
Spaniards protest after bringing charges of crimes against humanity against policemen they say tortured them in the 1970s, Pakistani earthquake survivors find their way in Labach, an organic farmer works on a soja field in southwestern Germany and more in today’s daily brief.
The 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show was held Sept. 26, 2013 in Paris.
Protests broke out in Athens, Greece on Sept. 18 after Pavlos Fyssas, a 34-year-old left-wing hip-hop performer, was stabbed to death. Police said an alleged member of the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi group arrested at the scene of the killing confessed to stabbing Fyssas. Police fired tear gas at a small group of anti-fascism protesters who pelted them with wooden sticks and stones.