While the success of Light City Baltimore may not be measured in hashtags, it is evident from the number of photos posted to social media that the festival is a
visual playground for photographers.
The Baltimore Sun
In 1816, Baltimore became the first city in the United States to install gas street lamps, which allowed Baltimoreans to go about their business past nightfall. In 2016, Light City Baltimore is celebrating Baltimore’s legacy of light with installations and activities throughout the city. We’re opening the Sun’s archives to take a look back at the gas lamps of history — the last were lit in 1957.
Photos of the XIX Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) in Santiago
More than 3,000 of the trees were planted along Washington D.C.’s tidal basin in 1912, a gift from Japan. Since then Washingtonians have celebrated the annual blooming of the pink blossoms with a parade, and even a beauty pageant.
The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Easter celebrations turned to carnage at an amusement park in Lahore, Pakistan, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest, killing 65 and wounding over 250. Photographers like Arif Ali of AFP who captured people celebrating in churches around the city earlier in the day, later turned their lenses to a bomb blast and the resulting bloodshed. A Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted members of Pakistan’s Christian minority.
Once banned in Cuba, the Rolling Stones played a free concert in Havana on March 26, 2016, before thousands of fans.