Bancroft Tower

Bancroft Tower

The engraving in front of the tower states:

Bancroft Tower
This tower was built in 1900
to honor the memory of
George Bancroft
Born at the foot of this hill
he rose to the posts of
Secretary of the Navy
Founder of the U.S. Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Maryland
U.S. Minister to Great Britain
and Germany
This memorial was built by his
friend and admirer
Stephen Salisbury III

The gates to the inside of the tower are normally locked, but I had the opportunity to go up there when the neighborhood caretakers were there to clean it up for a Halloween event for the neighborhood kids. It’s really fun to climb to the top.

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  1. Will Murwin
    Posted February 24, 2006 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Nice Architetural Photography! Time for a Tilt-Shift Lens.

  2. Posted February 24, 2006 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I usually use the perspctive feature when I crop in Photoshop, such as the post on Higgins Armory, but there was something about this one that I liked still having the keystoning distortion due to a non-perspective control lens.

  3. Posted January 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I agree mike, no need to fix the key stoning in this one. Maybe because it’s stone though, the view doesnt really expect the lines to be vertical.

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