The rolling hills of Fallston, Maryland are home to Belvedere Farm, which was established in 1823 and family owned. The farm raised sheep and grain in the 1800’s and was operated as a dairy farm from the 1920’s until 1972. The farm has been host to thousands of school children over the years along with corn mazes and pumpkin picking. They started growing cut flowers in the 1990’s and that has been the farm’s mainstay ever since. Thirty five different varieties of flowers are grown, including their prized Dahlias. The cut flowers are sold at local farmer’s markets in Harford County and at the farm on Fridays and Saturdays from May until the first frost.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens as they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 28-24, at M&T Bank Stadium.
Franchon Crews always wanted to be a professional singer. At 16, she took up boxing to lose weight for her singing career, but soon fell in love with the sport. Known as the Heavy Hitting Diva, Crews is now working toward her new dream: making the women’s U.S. Olympic boxing team. She was an alternate in the London 2012 team, and has been training ever since.
After spending more than 24 years at the Baltimore Sun taking pictures with expensive professional cameras to cover assignments, I was in no hurry to use my iPhone as a camera unless I had to. I was asked to consider doing more with my images on social media, so I dusted off the Instagram account I set up over a year ago and started looking at other Instagrammers’ work. Each click sent me to another corner of the world as I viewed amazing images being taken with iPhones. The creativity I saw was truly spectacular. I was inspired and now on a mission to see what I could do with mine. I have been posting images for the last six weeks and will continue to share my views of Baltimore. More of my images can be found @lloyd1fox on Instagram.
The 19th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge kicked off today as “super plungers” took to the waters at Sandy Point State Park at 10am. Super plungers hit the icy waters 24 times in a 24 hour period. The charity event benefits Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities and has become a winter time tradition.
Seven months after it was thrust into the spotlight as a haven for corruption, corrections officials opened up the 150-year-old Baltimore City Detention Center to show improvements that they say are making the facility safer. Read the story
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The summer violence in Baltimore has turned husbands into single parents, transformed rookie cops into veterans, left missing verses in half-finished rap songs, forced politicians to personally confront the city’s crime problems, and sent longtime residents to new places and new lives.
The latest installment of Hidden Maryland takes you behind the scenes of the Orioles’ clubhouse kitchen, where this season the team is working with a new chef to offer more nutritious and delicious food options to its players.
The Darkroom recently tagged along on a Sun Magazine fashion shoot at Pimlico inspired by the spirit of the upcoming Preakness Stakes.