Annapolis Harbor (Ego Alley) – Annapolis, MD   31 comments




Annapolis Harbor (Ego Alley) – Annapolis, MD

I was lucky enough to be born in one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the country – Annapolis, Maryland.  For the history buff, it was settled in the mid-1600’s and, for a brief period of time, was the capital of the United States of America (1783).  If you are a naturalist it is located on the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the US.  It is known as the “Sailing Capital of the World” and every summer hosts 2 huge boat shows.  The particular area above is known as “Ego Alley” where multi-million dollar yachts park during the non-winter months.  The photograph was taken from a small pier during sunrise in historic downtown Annapolis.  I was really pleased with the water filling most of the foreground because it gives the perspective of a captain bringing his boat into harbor for a few well needed cocktails.  I will have more historic Annapolis shots from my Christmas trip in the next few weeks so stay tuned.

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31 responses to Annapolis Harbor (Ego Alley) – Annapolis, MD

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  1. Best place on earth

  2. Great to be reminded. Have had some great times in Annapolis during Boat Shows in the Fall. Here’s to Chick and Ruth’s Delly.

  3. I’ll be going to Maryland this year! 🙂 Hope to see this lovely view!

  4. Early morning and late afternoon sun make for great scenic shots. This is a beauty!

  5. It is beautiful… I was there as a child, but did not remember it being so pretty:) I love historical places.

  6. Wonderful photo. I once worked in Eastport and miss the view of the boats.

  7. Ahhh, this brings back memories of the 4 dreadful years I spent at the academy in Annapolis. Well done with the shot. This place will always have a special place in my heart.

  8. Beautiful shot! I’m now homesick!!

  9. This is a great photo!

  10. beautiful shot….love the blue water contrasting against the building colors and then meeting the blue of the sky again….fab!

  11. Beautiful shot!

  12. One of the best shots I seen downtown. Its actually nice to see this shot without a dozen boats in the way – the architecture is perfect at the time of day you took this shot. Congrad!

  13. What a beautiful place!

  14. Beautiful photo. The buildings are so characteristic of many villages in Europe. The colors are warm and inviting.

  15. …stunning shot! I’ve not been to this part of the world , but your foto sure makes me consider it!

  16. Lovely shot, makes me think Id like to visit!

  17. Wow! Just scrolled through your blog — great photos, guys! 🙂

  18. Thumbs up! You should post your photos on

  19. I love visiting Annapolis!

  20. Love your photos!! Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

  21. Love the glow from sunrise and the partial reflections in the water. Beautiful shot!

  22. Beautiful photograph!!

  23. Really great light in this photo!

  24. Lovely!

  25. Gorgeous,
    I love the golden hues of the morning as much as the perspective. Since my old man was career Navy, Annapolis for me is always associated with the US Naval academy. Thanks for the lovely share.

  26. Annapolis is such a great place.

  27. Of course I like this photograph!

  28. Gorgeous coloring from the rays

  29. You sure make me want to travel. To think that’s right here in the good old USA.


  30. It’s your proud baby of early bird 🙂
    To clop off right side yacht and the sky in proportion, to make it more tidy
    or leave as it is to enhance perspective and the smell of life might be an
    arguable point. ( I’m sure, you did some variation. 🙂 )

  31. How picturesque!

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