In Maryland's capital city, Annapolis, one can take a free ride through the central business district on a trolley. Let's face it, not many rides are free in this day and age. But riding the trolley through town takes you to many interesting places. Annapolis dates back to 1649 so needless to say, there is a very rich history associated with this city on the Chesapeake Bay. In fact, it served as the temporary capital of the United States in 1783 and 1784. More on the rich history in future post, today we have a simple street scene of the aforementioned free ride trolley service.
Trolley cars have been around since the early 1800's when they were horse-drawn and helped build many cities. Even the modern versions of today maintain a bit of a retro look. I remember the tracks that ran the main streets of Baltimore and the overhead power lines that drove the "streetcar" of the late 50's. Yes, that was more than a few weekends ago, but I still remember. :-)
So if you are ever in the historic city of Annapolis Maryland, hop aboard the trolley and enjoy the free ride around town. The drivers will point out various points of interest and all are rather short walks from the trolley stop.
Thanks for visiting!