October 22, 2007
During a visit in 1827, John Quincy Adams described Baltimore as "the Monumental City." Nearly two centuries years later, it is still easy to see why. Monuments abound in the city. "To the Memory of the Unknown Dead," erected by the Women's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, sits in the National Cemetery. One standout statue sits at the Clifton Park golf course - "On the Trail," a statue of a Native American that was donated in 1916.
October 28, 2008
1 Shoot 'em up: The NBA regular season begins, and TNT has a doubleheader (Cavaliers-Celtics, Trail Blazers-Lakers) starting at 8 p.m. 2 What's it all: about, Ralphie?: Check in with our Maryland blog, baltimoresun.com/ terpsblog, to see what Ralph Friedgen has to say about his team. 3 Tournament action: Regional semifinals in field hockey abound today, including Towson at defending state champ and No. 3 Fallston (3:30 p.m.). 4 They are Marshall: Your Tuesday night college football: Houston at Marshall (8 p.m., ESPN2)
November 22, 1993
Oyster beds lie dormant.Open-mouthed shells abound,Headstones of days of plenty.Rotting hulls of treasured work boatsDot the sloughs,Discards of another time.Once they plied distant sounds,Harvesting nature's$ subaqueous bounties.Now, defiled, desecrated,An unfitting end, anunjust reward;Desolation abounds.When the sea was freshand fertile,Youths were eagerly followingWatery paths of rugged men.With dying time setting in,Riding pitching gunnelsIn the half-light of morning,Wet, cold, discouraged,With each lick tendering lessyield,The mind entertainssobering thoughts.
October 17, 1993
For every "champagne dream" suite, there are dozens of beer-budget flats sprinkled about, all clean, comfortable and conveniently located.In England, you can pick an apartment in fashionable Mayfair or Kensington, or find a reasonable rental near Piccadilly.Heading out to the countryside? Vacation cottage rentals abound, from Cornwall to the Cotswolds and beyond.In the mood for the posh in Paris? High-fashion apartments abound in the Right Bank. And funky Francophiles can take their pick on the Left Bank.
June 26, 2003
COMING UP Jazzy Summer Nights, taking place on First Thursdays through September, strikes again next week with performances by Fertile Ground (right) with Marcel and the Truth. The event takes place at War Memorial Plaza at City Hall (Fayette and Gay streets) at 5 p.m. Admission is free, lawn chairs are welcomed, and no open containers are allowed. For more information, visit www.visionary marketinggroup.com. NOW OR NEVER It's not often these days that you get to hear the music of the Beatles live.
October 24, 1999
The bad guys in "Les Vampires," French director Louis Feuillade's 1915 movie serial, don't suck blood, they steal jewels. And Bela Lugosi is nowhere in sight (although one of the actors looks suspiciously like him). But this 10-part, eight-hour silent journey through the streets and along the rooftops of Paris, as a nasty band of thieves (led by the sinister Irma Vep, played by Musidora of the Folies Bergere) prey on the rich and powerful, is more than eerie enough to warrant tonight's Halloween-season airing on TCM, beginning at 8 p.m.Grotesqueries abound (at one point, a box is opened to reveal ... a severed head!