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Old July 22nd, 2008, 12:03 AM   #1
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Frederick Maryland...Anyone up for it?

So today i went downtown just to take a few photos. I only had an hour (don't have much time) so i did a lot of Drive By shootings...of photos. So none of the photography is great. i just wanted you guys to get a feel of the city. I went to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and a few other streets along with a few residential areas that surround downtown. So here it is! Hope you enjoy

We start out in a residential area north of central downtown on upper College road near hood college


This house is very old and was first used as a boarding home from the nearby college. ive been in it and its huge and really grand


this home is a very known Frederick home


many parts of Downtown and the surrounding areas are heavily wooded


Pretty generic downtown Frederick home




Fredericks also a pretty colorful place




This is one of Fredericks most known buildings - the Tyler Spite house - "According to records, the house was built by Dr. Sam Tyler in 1813. Somehow, the house earned the nickname of the "Spite House" because it prevented the construction of a new street that would allow traffic to proceed straight ahead to West Patrick Street, one of the main thoroughfares of what is now the historical district of the city. Apparently, Dr. Tyler objected to the idea of more noise along his quiet street. He like the idea of a peaceful neighborhood and to further prevent the traffic, and to stop the street from going through next door, he built another house in what would have been a street in 1815. He never lived in this house, but rented it out."




Now we're around city hall


Here's city hall, not the best photo of it though. There's fountains, gardens, trees, statues, and walkways in the front of the building. But it was designed after an irish courthouse












down there is 2nd street








Now we're on 2nd street








































































Brownstones...in Frederick! Never knew it existed nor did i expect it!






















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now into the poorer section








And back out! here's a glass company's building - its extremely long on its side!










I knew we had a little Baltimore in Frederick












































Thanks for Looking! hope you enjoyed

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Old August 18th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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I've always kind of liked my city. What about the rest of the world? what do you guys think? I mean its not the whole downtown area i showed but from what i have, whatcha guys think?
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Old August 18th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #3
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Lovely town. I wish I had known about it when I stopped there briefly (for gas I think) a few years ago.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 04:19 AM   #4
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They sure like their flags.
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They sure like their flags.
There's a famous poem by John Greenleaf Whittier title "Barbara Frietchie" about a woman who refused to take down the Stars and Stripes after Confederate General Robert E. Lee occupied Frederick and ordered the flags down.

Some exerpts from the poem include:
"UP from the meadows rich with corn,
Clear in the cool September morn,

The clustered spires of Frederick stand
Green-walled by the hills of Maryland.

Round about them orchards sweep, 5
Apple and peach tree fruited deep,

Fair as a garden of the Lord
To the eyes of the famished rebel horde,"

and to close the poem:

"Over Barbara Frietchie's grave, 55
Flag of Freedom and Union, wave!

Peace and order and beauty draw
Round thy symbol of light and law;

And ever the stars above look down
On thy stars below in Frederick town!"

Full text can be found here: http://www.bartleby.com/102/81.html
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Old August 18th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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Nice! Frederick is cute.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!


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They sure like their flags.
all of Maryland loves their flags. I like it - Marylanders love their state and are very patriotic without being unclassy about it (as in, they're not rednecks)
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