This capital is not quite as big

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The capitol building

After heading Washington yesterday I want to go to a smaller capital this morning - hence I take the short drive to get to the capital of the neighbouring state of Maryland - Annapolis. It is one of the oldest capitals in all of the US and supposedly a very nice little old town. And I have found that so many of the old towns in this part of the US have no reason to envy the environment in most of European towns.

 

I get out there after about ½ an hour’s drive to get there. I got there and found a place to park at the visitor centre where they very conveniently had a nice little map of the sights of the city. It looks fairly small hence it should be walk able.

 

I go down a small street towards the church around which everything in the city seems to evolve around. It is a nice little church and there is the traditional courthouse right next to it. Then I head down towards the harbour but in general this city is not really all I expected from it is a bit boring compared to Washington and some of the major southern cities like Wilmington and Charleston. But just as I am thinking about heading out of town I go down to the government area where I get to see the governor’s mansion and the capitol building plus a number of other administrative buildings which is the most interesting part of the town.

 

Well all in all this tour of the town did not take very long and I decided to head back to DC before I had to go to the airport.

sylviandavid says:
Mickey, I haven't traveled enough... I should have known that.... I need to retire so we can go go go. Sylvia
Posted on: Dec 13, 2008
tj1777 says:
Well thats not really true. Many of the big cities in Europe is dominated by pretty young buildings - and in my hometown you struggle to find any houses older than a couple of hundred years because it has bombed and burned during the time.
Posted on: Dec 13, 2008
sylviandavid says:
Our "old" isn't very old compared to Europe... I'm glad the governor's mansion saved the day! Sylvia
Posted on: Dec 12, 2008
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The capitol building
The capitol building
The courthouse
The courthouse
William Paca House
William Paca House
The capitol building
The capitol building
Govornors mansion
Govornors mansion
The captitol building
The captitol building
Administrative quaters
Administrative quaters
Annapolis
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