baltimore’s privateer festival

Sunday, April 13:  Today, I join an iPhoneography group to mingle in the ranks of pirates ~ Ahoy, matey! ~ at the Privateer Festival in Fells Point, Baltimore.  The festival is to kick off the War of 1812 Battle for Baltimore bicentennial year with “sails flying, bombs bursting in air, and a full-scale land invasion of living history, music, dance, kids’ activities, arts, crafts, foods and libations.”  The celebration is in honor of Baltimore’s maritime prowess and Fell’s Point’s pivotal role in American history.  The festival includes performances by The Pyrates Royale, House of Cadarn, Valhallas Pirates and more.

Every time I join this photography group, I feel like I’m utterly clueless about all the latest iPhone apps used to take pictures.  I’m always fumbling about, trying to master the fancy adjustments that the others in the group seem to have mastered so easily.  So, with a caveat to my iPhone photography ability, come along, matey, to mingle with the pirates of Fells Point.

Argh, matey!
Argh, matey!
Raggedy Arsed Misfits of the Seven Seas
Raggedy Arsed Misfits of the Seven Seas
Raggedy Arsed Misfits of the Seven Seas
Raggedy Arsed Misfits of the Seven Seas
Random pirate gals
Random pirate gals
Interesting looking fellow
Interesting looking fellow
masts of the pirate ship
masts of the pirate ship
girl with umbrella
girl with umbrella
Pirate lady
Pirate lady
ships ahoy!
ships ahoy!
Colorful parrot
Colorful parrot
Hyacinth Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw
Healthy libations
Healthy libations
purple-feathered pirate
purple-feathered pirate
Performing pirates
Performing pirates
pirate shennanigans
pirate shennanigans
Baltimore Police Station
Baltimore Police Station
Fells Point
Fells Point
Arggh
Arggh
Pirate pistol
Pirate pistol
Snack time
Snack time
Pirate ship
Urban Pirates
Whatever
Whatever
Fells Point, Baltimore
Fells Point, Baltimore
Pretty houses all in a row, Fells Point
Pretty houses all in a row, Fells Point
Quirky shop
Quirky shop

After wandering about for quite some time through all the festivities, we all enjoy delicious pizza, after which time I drive back home to northern Virginia.  Fun times. 🙂