Sunday, September 19, 2010

Classic Rolls-Royce near my work... :D

I was walking to Starbucks and I saw a classic Rolls-Royce drive right in front of me... imagine my luck when I discovered it had parked a row or two away from my car! :) I don't know who this car belongs to, but it is beautiful and in perfect shape!

I failed to look close enough at the model tag on the back, unfortunately... and my pictures aren't clear enough to read it, but I think this article is close as to the range of models it probably falls within...

(I blanked out the license plate number for privacy, FYI)

I used my camera with flash, and for some shots I used my car headlights to help illuminate. I wish people made cars more like this, with hood ornaments, individual headlights and nice lines. I generally prefer more curves like the Jaguar marque, many vehicles from the 50's, or even most Bentleys and older Rolls-Royce models... but a Rolls-Royce of most any generation will always have a certain elegance to it (alright, there are a few exceptions... but as a general rule...). If I can ever afford one (highly unlikely anytime in the foreseeable future), I should be severely tempted to get one, especially if it is a convertible... :D (daydreams may potentially ensue)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Defenders Day at Fort McHenry!

Defenders Day is when we celebrate the War of 1812... I took a number of lovely shots during the celebrations last Saturday... :)  

(click on any image to enlarge it... if you want to use it elsewhere, talk to me first and make sure to credit)

Maybe in the future I too will have a proper costume... if I stop being lazy about making it... :P (I've been getting a number of leads on how to make them and find patterns lately... if you know anything, I would love to hear, as I'm not an expert but want a decent result when I do get around to it)

I was amused by the people sitting on the earthworks... :)

Some of whom clearly were not completely in the 1800's... ;)

Camp life :)

Old meets new...

Vantage point from where my family were sitting... :)

Panorama of troops lined up

Panorama of the camps

Governor Martin O'Malley spoke too... :) 

This is the smoke pattern from the cannon

Modern cannon used during 1812 overture

Afterburn on modern cannon

They raised a replica of the Star Spangled Banner

And finished it off with celebratory fireworks!

I might post more later if I feel like it... :D Enjoy!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Eating Regency Style...

I just ran across a rather interesting set of clips ('Supersizers gone Regency') about eating during the Regency... by some rather amusing, sarcastic, and ill behaved hosts, ha ha... :)

By the way, they mention a book called "The Mirror of Graces" written by "a Lady of Distinction"... I actually own this book and have read it... it's really good actually, I recommend it... although I don't necessarily advocate any of the recipes that are included! (on fashion and modesty, it does pretty well, though...)