Screen painting continues to bring charm to residences and commercial properties alike in neighborhoods in Baltimore as a new group of artists learns this art form.
Summer officially kicked off in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday, as the summer solstice arrived. With the sun shining for its longest amount all year, observances of the day often includes outdoor festivities at megalithic prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge. Meanwhile, across the equator, the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing its shortest day of the year, which comes with celebrations of its own.
The longest day of the year, smashing bottles releasing prayers to God, “Tropical Spring” protestors in Brazil, “Solstice in Times Square,” deadly flooding in India and more in today’s daily brief.
On day three of Royal Ascot, traditionally know as Ladies Day, the hat competition heats up. Ladies sport all assortment of of hats from conservative to gigantic. Even the odds makers get into the act, betting on what type and color hat the Queen will be wearing. The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. For men top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while the women seem to compete for the most dramatic and fashionable hat.
Christoph Strasser, of Austria, earned his 2nd Race Across America solo win Wednesday, reaching Annapolis in a record time of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes. His average speed for the 2989-mile bicycle race from Oceanside, California, was 15.56 mph, besting the 27-year-old record set by Pete Penseyres.
June 19 Photo Brief: A tea party at the Capitol, baby kissing at the Vatician and war exercises in Jordan
Tea Party members hold a rally at the U.S. Capitol against the IRS, Pope Francis kisses a baby during his weekly audience in Vatican Square, large scale military exercises take place in Jordan involving 19 countries and more in today’s daily brief.
Pop-punk group Say Anything came through Baltimore on Sunday, June 16, at Rams Head Live! as part of a tour celebrating their early work. The set included many songs written when frontman/songwriter Max Bemis was still in high school, and long before they signed with a record label.