So, as I have said previously, my goal here is to go on an “adventure” every month. This adventure consists of typically one general location, and I’ll highlight some of my favorite areas, architecture, nature, landscapes, etc. etc. Since I’m new to this area, I see this adventure as an opportunity to not only to keep dust off the camera, but to also get to know the various areas and learn more about them! With that being said, I wanted to start somewhere close by and start working my way outward, so I started with Frederick, Maryland!
Frederick, Maryland was founded in 1745 by English and German settlers. It was an important area during the Civil War as various churches were used as hospitals for wounded soldiers.
Baker Park is a distinct feature in Frederick. There is a community pool, plenty of walkways, ball fields, a band shell, and of course, the prominent memorial carillon, a bell tower that chimes every 15 minutes.
There are other various areas to see including Memorial Park, which commemorates veterans from different wars.
I find Maryland’s state flag interesting. It is comprised of two coat of arms. The black and yellow design is from George Calvert’s coat of arms, while the red and white design is from the Crossland coat of arms, which is Calvert’s mother’s side.
Another distinct feature of Frederick is Carroll Creek Park. On either side of the creek runs brick pedestrian walkways accompanied by plenty of plant life, gorgeous scenery, and an amphitheater.
Here in Maryland, the architecture is a wondrous sight to behold. Let’s take the Frederick Armory as one example. The medieval features incorporated into the design and construction of the building is fantastic. The armory is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is now a recreation center for the city.
Then there’s the Schifferstadt. The oldest standing house in Frederick. It was constructed in 1758 with colonial German-Georgian architecture. I definitely plan on taking a tour at some point in the future. I imagine setting foot inside this place would be like taking a step back in time.
Now, I plan on doing another Frederick Adventure in the future. I didn’t get to go everywhere I wanted to on this trip, and I want the next adventure to really focus on historic downtown Frederick!