Photo of the Week: Old Piers on the Severn

OldPiersSevern  Photo by Patrick Armstrong/

"This photo was taken in the summer of 2009 from the area by Jonas Green Park and the Severn Inn along the Severn River. I had literally bought my new camera minutes before and decided to get in some night shots. The piers have long-been neglected but are beautiful in contrast to the lights of the U.S. Naval Academy across the river.

The Chesapeake Bay is a beautiful living habitat that is increasingly devastated by development. The problem with beautiful scenes like this is that everybody wants to be a part of it without respecting it for what it is. We need to learn to come and go without disruption, instead we build houses and stay forever."

--Patrick Armstrong (as told to Emmy Nicklin)

Do you have a favorite Bay photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send them to CBF's E-Communications Manager, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign],along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. Please also join our Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Flickr group and post your pics to our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing your photos!


Emmy Nicklin

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