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Maryland Statehouse

 

The State House, reconstructed on the site of the original, is in St. Mary's City, Maryland - the original capital of the State and site of the original settlers.  There's a long account of the City in Wikipedia. Bird watchers might spot the Turkey Vulture to the left of the chimney :-)

 

Maryland Statehouse

 

The State House, reconstructed on the site of the original, is in St. Mary's City, Maryland - the original capital of the State and site of the original settlers.  There's a long account of the City in Wikipedia. Bird watchers might spot the Turkey Vulture to the left of the chimney :-)

 

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A rather understated state house, I'd say! Turkey vulture.... Sheesh how can you tell? smile
Tom Wilson: It's about the only bird big enough to show up like that smile Could be a bald eagle, but they were pretty rare at the time.
i rather like the adornment on the walls, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It's a handsome structure, isn't it?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jan 2016, 06:38
A Turkey Vulture might be nice to eat, or it might eat you!

Anyway - very agreeable little house Tom, it has style
Tom Wilson: Not nice to eat, I guess, and they have rather unpleasant habits, like defacating down their legs to keep cool! Anyway, they're scavengers, so they'd only eat you if you were dead smile
A beautiful house Tom. I quite like the brickwork.
Tom Wilson: Yes, lovely isn't it.
What a beautiful entry. Ginnie would like the weather vane.
Tom Wilson: A very handsome building, altogether.
It is a handsome house, but you wonder why the original got demolished it couldn't have been very old!
Tom Wilson: The reason for its demolition was that Annapolis became the state capital in 1779, so the building fell out of use and was demolished to 1839 to provide building materials for Trinity Church in St. Mary City.
Wonderful architecture Tom... you had perfect sunlight on the building....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter.
IN a way it looks very much like an English style detached house, except it seems to be quite a bit taller.
Tom Wilson: Well, it was built by English settlers, so I guess they brought the style with them smile
A Brian said it looks quite English in style
Tom Wilson: Well, it was built by English settlers, so I guess they brought the style with them smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2016, 21:56
You would be hard pressed to know that this wa the US and not dear ole England. Was this the home of the head of the state or was it the administrative HQ?
Tom Wilson: It was the legislature, Alan - equivalent of Parliament - and, of course, built by Englishmen smile

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