Blizzard of 2016 Blankets Fort McHenry

Snowbound Panorama of Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry Blizzard of 2016

Here is a seldom seen sight – actually a sight seen by only a few hundred people – one time. The blizzard of 2016 in Baltimore dropped 29.2 inches of snow, an all-time record, over the city just 48 hours before this photograph was captured. Bill, of Bill Swartwout Photography, shot this as he was departing on a Caribbean Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line “Grandeur of the Seas” just before sunset on January 25, 2016. This amount of snow on Fort McHenry had never been seen before and, most likely, will never be seen again. This was, indeed, one of those “right place/right time” moments for a landscape/seascape photographer.

This photograph is offered in a panorama format. More details can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Fort McHenry Parade Ground

Star Fort Parade Ground within the Ramparts

Fort McHenry Parade Ground by Bill Swartwout Photography

The Stars and Stripes flies over the parade ground in the central area of the star fort at the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Maryland. Count the number of stars in the flag. That is the number of states in the United States of America at the time of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. Click HERE for more detail.