Porsche 911 SC RS, 1984. On 27 January 1984, Prodrive competed in and won its first ever event, the Qatar International Rally, the initial round on the inaugural FIA Middle East Rally Championship. The Porsche was driven by local Qatari driver Saeed Al Hajri (popularly known as ‘King of Dunes’) who went on to win the Championship
House Arryn of the Eyrie is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It has ruled over the Vale of Arryn for millennia, originally as the Kings of Mountain and Vale and more recently as Lords Paramount of the Vale and Wardens of the East under the Targaryen kings and Baratheon-Lannister kings. The nominal head of House Arryn is Robin Arryn, the Lord of the Eyrie, with his stepfather Petyr Baelish acting as Lord Protector until he reaches the age of majority. Their lands are in the central-eastern region of the continent. Their seat is the Eyrie, ancestral seat of the Mountain Kings. House Arryn’s sigil is a white crescent moon and falcon on a blue field. Their motto is As High As Honor.
The nine rowhouses a few blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital stood for more than a century, through waves of immigration, two world wars, the upending of the city’s economy and a shift in its racial makeup.
The arched windows along the 900 block of North Bradford Street reflected both the boom and the decline of a great American city: the prosperous midcentury, when all nine households could afford the Formstone that covered their brick fronts; the tumult of 1968, when residents could smell the smoke from nearby riots; the white flight that would open the street to African Americans and the drug wars that would drive many of them away.
Since it was built on an old brickyard in 1905 by the “two-story king of East Baltimore,” hundreds of people have called the block home.
But only one of them was there to see that history end.
Block by block, Baltimore is demolishing its blight – and pieces of its past.
iris flowers (Iris atropurpurea), Cordia Ovalis, and Euphorbia abyssinica (to the right) from the “Botanical Garden” of King Thutmosis III located on the east part of the Festival Hall of King Thutmosis III (the ‘Akhmenu’) at 'Ipet-Sut’ (“Karnak”), the highly sacred Precinct of the God Amon-Ra at 'Uaset’-Thebes