A three-alarm fire gutted a late 18th century mansion in late January in the Roland Park area. Firefighters battled the blaze in frigid temperatures that were so cold that two fire hydrants were frozen and rendered inoperable. What was left behind the next day was a strange juxtaposition of destruction and beauty as water froze around the surrounding area formed interesting geometric shapes. Baltimore Sun staff photographer Karl Merton Ferron, who covered the fire for the newspaper, went back to scene the next day to record what Mother Nature’s cold snap had created in the wreckage.
Chinese welcomed the arrival of the Year of the Horse with toned down celebrations on Thursday, as people heeded government pleas to set off fewer of the fireworks believed to bring good fortune, because of concern about air pollution.
Chinese New Year, which begins on Friday, is normally marked by riotous displays of fireworks and countless firecrackers, which are thought to bring good luck and scare off evil spirits.
Purple will reign supreme this year among fashionistas. Already anointed Pantone’s color of the year, you’ll see plenty of Radiant Orchid’s violet pink hue. From peppering your outfit with accent pieces to going all out with a monochromatic look, here are a few ways to be part of the radiant renaissance.
Jan. 30 Daily Brief: Sharing a moment with Rob Ford, preparing for Sochi, Obama talks at General Electric
Sharing a moment with Rob Ford, preparing for Sochi, Obama talks at General Electric and more in today’s daily brief.
Using art installations and murals, Nancy Scheinman designs three-dimensional, multisensory environments that set the scene for experiential learning in schools — learning through direct experience instead of just about the experience of others.
Jan. 29 Daily Brief: Super Pope, flamingos in the snow, icy Atlanta, Chinese new year, bombing in Aleppo
Super Pope, flamingos in the snow, icy Atlanta, Chinese new year, bombing in Aleppo and more in today’s daily brief.
Every year, on the third Tuesday of January, the residents of the Shetland Islands celebrate their Viking heritage with the Up Helly Aa festival. The event, held since 1870, culminates with up to 1000 ‘guizers’ (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into a Viking longship.
Text and pictures by Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron
People always warned me that I would keep filling all free space on my iPhone with images and video of our daughter, Karah Elizabeth Ferron. Needless to say, there was no argument.
Within eight months of her birth, over 10,000 iPhone captures were already made, with an intent to document our little girl’s growth and milestones. In the pictures and video, she seems uncomfortable as her mother, Megan Denarah Ferron, bathes her on February 1. On July 23, she gets her first spoon of baby food. She uses all her strength months later to crawl for the first time September 13.