This is the second season for the Druid Hill Farmers Market, which offers farm produce, friendly faces and fun activities for all ages. The vendors are arrayed along a tree-shaded path, south of the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, every Wednesday, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. from June 6 through September 26. The Farmers Market was launched by the Conservatory, the Friends of Druid Hill Park, and the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to foster a sense of community in the neighborhoods adjoining the park.
Sept. 10 Photo Brief: 44 journalists on trial in Turkey, Alcoa workers protest job cuts, unrest in Iraq
Forty-four journalists face terrorism charges in Turkey, Alcoa workers clash with police over job cuts, unrest in Iraq and more in today’s daily brief.
It wouldn’t be Baltimore Comic-Con without the costumes. Characters from Sue Storm and Poison Ivy to a 10-year-old Quarian from “Mass Effect” invaded the halls of the Baltimore Convention Center over the weekend. Photographer J.M. Giordano captured his favorite superheroes, villains and otherwise otherworldly denizens.
Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s next president despite clashes between helmeted riot police and anti-Putin protestors outside the Kremlin back in May 2012. This is Putin’s third stint as president, previously he was serving as Prime Minister.
Politics aside however, Vladimir Putin’s antics outside of the Kremlin, from adrenaline filled Judo practices to sultry shirtless horseback riding, have earned him the title of one of the most interesting men in the world. Mostly recently, he soared to new heights by flying with cranes. Here’s a look at the Russian leader in recent years.
Tylerton, MD, population 55, is a secluded little hamlet located on Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The town, which is reachable by a 40-minute ferry ride from Crisfield, MD, is steeped in crabbing tradition. The island provides beautiful vistas contrasted with eroding shorelines peppered with dilapidated crab shanties and boat moorings. Tylerton is a place where it’s spectacular sunrise is equaled by the sunset.
With only 2 days left of the 2012 Paralympic Games, there has been a tremendous amount of victorious moments coming out of London. As for the medal count, The People’s Republic of China is still way ahead with 78 golds (198 total) followed by Great Britain with 32 golds (113 total) and the Russian Federation also with 32 golds (91 total). The top individual medalists are all swimmers with Australia’s Jacqueline Freney bringing 7 gold medals back down under. Tied for second are Matthew Cowdrey, also from Australia, and Jessica Long from the U.S. with 5 golds and 2 silver medals each.
Heavy monsoon rains cause an evacuation in western India, Fashion Week celebrations continue, U.S. President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail and more in today’s daily brief.
Addicted to photographing severe weather, Richmond photographer Jamie Betts lets us in on this high-risk, and often dangerous hobby, that results in stunning images of Mother Nature at her angriest. He shares photographs from storms in Maryland, Virginia, Kansas and Switzerland. “My popular ‘McDonald’s strike’ photo documents one of my many close calls,” Betts said. “That strike was only a couple hundred yards away and it was so bright I was temporarily blinded.”
Democratic National Convention enters the third day with singing, speeches, and protests. It’s highlight is President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination for president.
New pandas for Singapore, Monty Python Flying Circus actors and their pups, a little bubbly for cricket champions and more in today’s daily brief.