Once we checked out Serenity we decided to go for a walk. We crossed the bridge and headed for downtown Annapolis. Annapolis is such a beautiful city. When you walk up and down the streets, it is obvious the the city was planned and created before the invention of the automobile. Annapolis is built and designed to human scale. Buildings are small, streets are narrow, and sidewalks are the size that encourage walking. There is a very efficient use of space in Annapolis. Maybe that is why it feels so comfortable, so inviting, and so friendly. Shirl and I walked the downtown area again today. Many of the small businesses along the streets are open, the ones in the flood area are sandbagged and closed. There is the possibility of more flooding late this afternoon at high tide.
What a contrast after visiting New York City last week!
Annapolis is the state capitol of Maryland, and the home of The United States Naval Academy.
Downtown Annapolis flood waters.
Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial in high water.
Kids were playing in the water on the streets.
Curving, narrow streets, with sand bags
This reminds me of pictures I have seen of old European cities...narrow streets with small houses in close proximity, with the large church steeple overlooking the street, as a reminder to residents.
More Annapolis houses.
The flooding is lifting this boat up and away from the dock. This is the city dock which is downtown.
You can see the bay as well as many boats from the city.
Anyone want to guess what this building was in the past?