President Obama visited Moravia Park Elementary School, local manufacturer Ellicott Dredges and The Center for Urban Families in Baltimore Friday as part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.
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.
Whether you’re preparing for this weekend’s trek to Pimlico, or just a little web curious about its impending horseplay, you should spend some time getting to know the rich and exuberant history of Preakness. Below is a side-by-side glimpse into the evolution of Preakness to give you a little taste of what an estimated 120,000 people should be expecting.
On a spring night at Chesapeake BMX in Severn, the pursuit of the night was speed. With the smell of hamburgers grilling in the air, brother helped brother, father helped sons and even a grandmother helped her granddaughter, all in the pursuit of pedal power. This wasn’t about the jumps or tricks, like the X Games. It was about the shrieks of children as young as two, and the panting of adults as old as 57 as they raced bicycles on a 1180-foot dirt and asphalt course.
John Wilkes Booth is buried in the Booth plot but apart from the family. ”
The scene in the Preakness Infield may have evolved over the years but it still remains “The People’s Party.”
The Darkroom recently tagged along on a Sun Magazine fashion shoot at Pimlico inspired by the spirit of the upcoming Preakness Stakes.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivered the Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University of Maryland in College Park on Tuesday.
For the 15th year, human-powered machines embarked on a 14-mile journey through the streets of Baltimore as part of the American Visionary Art Museum’s annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. Participants design and construct vehicular sculptures capable of crossing sand, mud and water.
Sun reporter Justin Fenton travels throughout the city as he covers Baltimore’s crime stories. During his travels and while at crime scenes, he often documents the people, buildings and vistas of the city with his cellphone camera. His images show the contrast of urban decay and the beauty of street art. You see the pain of those who deal with the results of needless violence and those who approach their everyday life with humor and humility.