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Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021

Sam Snead, 24, of Westminster takes a jump while freestyling on his BMX bike at the Westminster Skate Park.
(Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)

Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021

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Picturing Maryland is a visual feature that showcases faces, places and events happening around us.
Freestyling
Sam Snead, 24, of Westminster takes a jump while freestyling on his BMX bike at the Westminster Skate Park.
Sam Snead, 24, of Westminster takes a jump while freestyling on his BMX bike at the Westminster Skate Park. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
The Pride of Baltimore II
The Pride of Baltimore II returns the cannon salute of the FNS Aquitaine off Fort McHenry Monday morning, during her escort of the French frigate into Baltimore for the commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The naval battle between the French and British fleets on September 5, 1781, a strategic victory for France, helped the United States win its independence.
The Pride of Baltimore II returns the cannon salute of the FNS Aquitaine off Fort McHenry Monday morning, during her escort of the French frigate into Baltimore for the commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The naval battle between the French and British fleets on September 5, 1781, a strategic victory for France, helped the United States win its independence. (Amy Davis)
The StarTUp at the Armory
A guest takes in the view from a balcony overlooking the main room of Towson University's newest facility in their entrepreneurship academic program, The StarTUp at the Armory.
A guest takes in the view from a balcony overlooking the main room of Towson University's newest facility in their entrepreneurship academic program, The StarTUp at the Armory. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media)
Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition rally
From left, Grace Byerly and Ann Hurleypalmer, both of St. Matthew Catholic Church, and Mike Duggan, of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, join more than 65 participants from dozens of faith groups in the Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition for a Black Lives Matter rally on Loch Raven Boulevard, between St. Matthew Catholic Church and Faith Presbyterian Church. Many drivers honked in support. BLMIC held their first rally in the same location in July 2020.
From left, Grace Byerly and Ann Hurleypalmer, both of St. Matthew Catholic Church, and Mike Duggan, of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, join more than 65 participants from dozens of faith groups in the Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition for a Black Lives Matter rally on Loch Raven Boulevard, between St. Matthew Catholic Church and Faith Presbyterian Church. Many drivers honked in support. BLMIC held their first rally in the same location in July 2020. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Construction At Lexington Market
Katie Marshall of Seawall Development leads a tour of the construction site of the New Market Shed, a $40 million building and plaza which is under construction at Lexington Market. It will feature space for 40-50 vendors, with an upper and a lower level, community and event space and a grand staircase with seating.
Katie Marshall of Seawall Development leads a tour of the construction site of the New Market Shed, a $40 million building and plaza which is under construction at Lexington Market. It will feature space for 40-50 vendors, with an upper and a lower level, community and event space and a grand staircase with seating. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Lawrence Cager Jr., left, and Ed Nottingham, right, unveil the colorful wrap-around art on the Ambassador theater marquee, to signal its rebirth. The kick-off event for the transformation of the theater into a cultural hub for the Liberty Heights corridor took place on Monday in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street. Mayor Brandon Scott, Congressman Kweisi Mfume and other speakers welcomed the $18 - $20 million redevelopment project led by Artspace, the non-profit arts developer that purchased the building in 2019.
Lawrence Cager Jr., left, and Ed Nottingham, right, unveil the colorful wrap-around art on the Ambassador theater marquee, to signal its rebirth. The kick-off event for the transformation of the theater into a cultural hub for the Liberty Heights corridor took place on Monday in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street. Mayor Brandon Scott, Congressman Kweisi Mfume and other speakers welcomed the $18 - $20 million redevelopment project led by Artspace, the non-profit arts developer that purchased the building in 2019. (Amy Davis)
The 2021 Monarch Madness Festival
Braelynn Wilmot, 4, and her aunt Allison Champion, 11, right, both of Westminster, try to net a butterfly during the 2021 Monarch Madness Festival at Bear Branch Nature Center.
Braelynn Wilmot, 4, and her aunt Allison Champion, 11, right, both of Westminster, try to net a butterfly during the 2021 Monarch Madness Festival at Bear Branch Nature Center. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
9/11 Patriot Day Ride
Five-year-old Blake Remeikis waves an American flag as he and his father Danny Remeikis of Street watch motorcyclists make their way south on Route 1 during the 9/11 Patriot Day Ride on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. The 10th annual Patriot Day Ride, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, included an estimated 1,000 bikes, with a route from Darlington to Parkville.
Five-year-old Blake Remeikis waves an American flag as he and his father Danny Remeikis of Street watch motorcyclists make their way south on Route 1 during the 9/11 Patriot Day Ride on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. The 10th annual Patriot Day Ride, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, included an estimated 1,000 bikes, with a route from Darlington to Parkville. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media)
Hutch and BIPOC unveil their workspace
Delali Dzirasa, CEO of Fearless, at Hutch during their shared space unveiling at Power Plant Live.
Delali Dzirasa, CEO of Fearless, at Hutch during their shared space unveiling at Power Plant Live. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Purple Friday Rally
Ravens cheerleaders and Poe walk along Pratt St. greeting drivers and pedestrians during their Purple Friday "travel rally."
Ravens cheerleaders and Poe walk along Pratt St. greeting drivers and pedestrians during their Purple Friday "travel rally." (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
New cranes arrive
The Zhen Hua passes below the Francis Scott Key Bridge with a few feet to spare as it delivers Neo-Panamax cranes to the Port of Baltimore's Seagirt Marine Terminal.
The Zhen Hua passes below the Francis Scott Key Bridge with a few feet to spare as it delivers Neo-Panamax cranes to the Port of Baltimore's Seagirt Marine Terminal. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Calais Campbell Helps In A Garden
Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell, left, and Shane McCachren, right, of Costa Farms, plant a butterfly bush in a new urban garden this morning at Allen AME Church. Employees from Lowe's and Campbell joined the United Way to build an urban garden today at Allen AME Church in West Baltimore. The garden will be used as an outdoor learning tool for the soon-to-be open United Way Family Center at EXCEL Academy.
Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell, left, and Shane McCachren, right, of Costa Farms, plant a butterfly bush in a new urban garden this morning at Allen AME Church. Employees from Lowe's and Campbell joined the United Way to build an urban garden today at Allen AME Church in West Baltimore. The garden will be used as an outdoor learning tool for the soon-to-be open United Way Family Center at EXCEL Academy. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Maryland State Fair
Karter Raines, 7, of Woodstock, VA, rests in spare sheep pen at the Maryland State Fair on a giant stuffed sloth that he won in a ball toss game at the fair that morning. Raines had a busy day playing games and helping to get three Tunis sheep ready to show on Labor Day, the final day of the 2021 fair.
Karter Raines, 7, of Woodstock, VA, rests in spare sheep pen at the Maryland State Fair on a giant stuffed sloth that he won in a ball toss game at the fair that morning. Raines had a busy day playing games and helping to get three Tunis sheep ready to show on Labor Day, the final day of the 2021 fair. (Amy Davis)
Atrium Village
Baltimore artist Tim McFadden hangs 10 hand-blown glass wall plates in the lobby of Atrium Village, a senior living community in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Baltimore artist Tim McFadden hangs 10 hand-blown glass wall plates in the lobby of Atrium Village, a senior living community in Owings Mills, Maryland. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun)
Day in the park
Cora BhaduriHauck,3, enjoys time on a swing after a picnic with her mother, Sara BhaduriHauck, left, and brother, Jacob,2, at the Friends Community Park in Forest Hill.
Cora BhaduriHauck,3, enjoys time on a swing after a picnic with her mother, Sara BhaduriHauck, left, and brother, Jacob,2, at the Friends Community Park in Forest Hill. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Monkton
A horse enjoys the clear skies and temperatures which were in the upper 70's today in Monkton,MD. Comfortable temperatures are expected for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.
A horse enjoys the clear skies and temperatures which were in the upper 70's today in Monkton,MD. Comfortable temperatures are expected for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Ping Pong At City Dock In Annapolis
Keyona Bryant, left, and her husband Aaron Bryant of Washington DC play a game of ping pong at Annapolis City Dock. They are enjoying a day trip to Annapolis while their children are finally back at school, they said.
Keyona Bryant, left, and her husband Aaron Bryant of Washington DC play a game of ping pong at Annapolis City Dock. They are enjoying a day trip to Annapolis while their children are finally back at school, they said. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Poppleton run/walk
Gretchen Tome, front, organizer with Runners4Justice, Brian Seel, left, and Nicole King, UMBC associate professor, third from left, with other participants, run and walk past the mid-nineteenth century Waverly Terrace rowhomes facing Franklin Square. Tome and King shared the history of numerous sites in Old Poppleton, an endangered neighborhood known for its early Black home ownership, that is seeking designation as a CHAP Local Historic District.
Gretchen Tome, front, organizer with Runners4Justice, Brian Seel, left, and Nicole King, UMBC associate professor, third from left, with other participants, run and walk past the mid-nineteenth century Waverly Terrace rowhomes facing Franklin Square. Tome and King shared the history of numerous sites in Old Poppleton, an endangered neighborhood known for its early Black home ownership, that is seeking designation as a CHAP Local Historic District. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Balloon Festival
Balloons drift in a northeasterly direction from the Carroll County Ag Center at the first Carroll County Balloon Festival, presented by the Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co.
Balloons drift in a northeasterly direction from the Carroll County Ag Center at the first Carroll County Balloon Festival, presented by the Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Grave Marking At Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Sandra R. Wallis, president of the Maryland State Society United States Daughters of 1812, places a wreath at the grave of Private Thomas Beeson, who was killed in action at Fort McHenry in 1814. The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland held a grave marking ceremony at Mt. Olivet Cemetery this morning for two 1812 war veterans: Private Thomas Beeson and Corporal John Durham, an "Old Defender" in the Maryland Militia who died in 1860. Members of the Fort McHenry Guard and Fife and Drum Corps are in background.
Sandra R. Wallis, president of the Maryland State Society United States Daughters of 1812, places a wreath at the grave of Private Thomas Beeson, who was killed in action at Fort McHenry in 1814. The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland held a grave marking ceremony at Mt. Olivet Cemetery this morning for two 1812 war veterans: Private Thomas Beeson and Corporal John Durham, an "Old Defender" in the Maryland Militia who died in 1860. Members of the Fort McHenry Guard and Fife and Drum Corps are in background. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Donation Drive for Afghans
Krish O'Mara Vignarajah, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) announces a donation drive to collect items for Afghans resettling in the area.
Krish O'Mara Vignarajah, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) announces a donation drive to collect items for Afghans resettling in the area. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Quidditch Championship
In one of the matches in the Major League Quidditch Championship, held at Troy Park in Elkridge, chaser Teddy Costa with the Boston Forge, left, is stopped by Erin McBride of the Austin Outlaws. The Austin Outlaws won the championship, reclaiming the crown from number one seed New York Titans in the finals. Quidditch is a mixed-gender, full-contact sport played by around 600 teams in almost 40 countries.
In one of the matches in the Major League Quidditch Championship, held at Troy Park in Elkridge, chaser Teddy Costa with the Boston Forge, left, is stopped by Erin McBride of the Austin Outlaws. The Austin Outlaws won the championship, reclaiming the crown from number one seed New York Titans in the finals. Quidditch is a mixed-gender, full-contact sport played by around 600 teams in almost 40 countries. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Herndon Monument climb
The Class of 2023 tries to maintain a second tier one and a half hours into the Herndon Monument Climb.The Herndon Monument Climb traditionally takes place at the end of the first year, but was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The Class of 2023 tries to maintain a second tier one and a half hours into the Herndon Monument Climb.The Herndon Monument Climb traditionally takes place at the end of the first year, but was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
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