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The Naval Academy & Annapolis: Baroque and Beaux Arts, Part 1

The Beaux Arts design of the Naval Academy is the aesthetic polar opposite of the Baroque urban plan of Annapolis. The Academy has monumental axial symmetry, rigidly composed buildings presenting uniformity of purpose and institutional clarity. The town has charming

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Horse Heaven

      Eight horses graze peacefully upon rolling grounds once inhabited by mastiffs, peacocks, goats, chickens, and, allegedly, a tiger. The land, once called Rocky Hill Farm, belonged to a craftsman who kept a menagerie of wild pets and

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In the Kitchen: Colonial Chicken Curry

In the Kitchen with  the Hammond-Harwood House Colonial Chicken Curry Story & Photography by Christine Fillat Reading a good book is always a pleasure. A good book will transport you to another time and place and if it’s really good,

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Cabin Fever

Together, Brad and Gail Lundberg built a cabin near Alpine Lake in West Virginia from the forest floor up, using seventeen different species of wood. They furnished their mountain retreat, built on a lot purchased by Brad’s father over thirty

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In the Kitchen: Crab Cakes

In the Kitchen with Mark & Michelle Divine Crab Cakes Story & Photography by Christine Fillat Sweet tender lumps of joy. We all know that in life, the biggest lumps do not come easy. The same holds true for crab

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Saint Anne’s Church: A Romanesque Beauty on Church Circle

Saint Anne’s Church: A Romanesque Beauty on Church Circle When Sir Francis Nicholson designed the city plan of Annapolis in 1694, he formed two monumental street circles on the highest points overlooking the harbor and Chesapeake Bay. State Circle provides

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Pizza on the Piazza

In the Kitchen with Peter Fillat Pizza on the Piazza Story & Photography by Christine Fillat The pizzaiolo is the pizza maker. It is no simple job. It’s messy. You will end up decorated with flour, oil, and bits of

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Hammond-Harwood House

Hammond-Harwood House   The Hammond-Harwood House is a masterpiece of architectural design. It has been described as “the most beautiful house in colonial America.” There are no challengers. Architect William Buckland designed the house in 1773. With his knowledge of

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Macaron, The Spectacular Cookie

In The Kitchen With Elizabeth Reid Pistachio & Tiramisu Macarons Story & Photography by Christine Fillat You love the fine things in life. You have a sweet tooth. You have a penchant for the delicate crunch and delightful subtle sweetness

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The Geography of Design

As a child, Patrick Sutton traveled the world with his famous father. Now his interiors are visual journeys. A Patrick Sutton interior is likely to take you to a place you have never been before, and, depending on where you

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