Sherwood Gardens is a 6-acre park located in the Guilford neighborhood of Northern Baltimore, Maryland. The gardens are bordered by East Highfield, Underwood and Greenway Roads. In addition to well-groomed, standard ground cover, Sherwood Gardens is famous for its nearly 80,000 tulips that peak in late April. After the tulips finish blooming, on the Saturday of Memorial Day each year the Tulip Dig occurs. Anyone can purchase the tulip bulbs; the park is managed by Stratford Green, Inc. a 5013 organization. During the 1800s the property on which the Sherwood Gardens rest was part of the Guilford estate of A. S. Abell, founder of The Baltimore Sun; the location of the gardens was a pond, filled in when the area was developed for housing in 1912 and named Stratford Green by the Olmsted Brothers who designed it and the Guilford community. John W. Sherwood, a son of the president of the Baltimore Steam Packet Company and one-time chairman of the Sinclair Oil Company, began planting tulip beds and other interesting flora on his property, adjacent to Stratford Green, in the 1920s.
He allowed the public to visit his gardens during the month of May. Sherwood planted his gardens with tulips imported from the Netherlands. Following his death in 1965, Sherwood Gardens was acquired by The Guilford Association, Inc. which expanded them. The gardens, which were transferred to Stratford Green, Inc. a 5013 organization, are private property and receive no public funding, but are open to the public year-round. Http://guilfordassociation.org/sherwood/
Francisco de Assis Pereira known as "O Maníaco do Parque", is a Brazilian serial killer. He was arrested in 1998 for the rape and murder of 11 women and for assaulting nine others in a São Paulo park. Francisco de Assis Pereira was born on November 1967 in São Paulo, he experienced sexual trauma in his childhood, with a maternal aunt sexually harassing him, after which he developed a fixation on breasts. As an adult, he was seduced by his boss to engage in homosexual relationships. In one such relationship with a Goth girl, the man ripped off Pereira's penis, making him fear losing his reproductive organ. Pereira showed a darker side before the murders. Thayna, a travesti with whom he lived for more than a year reported that Francisco had punched her in the stomach and slapped in the face, just as some of the surviving women had reported; because of the incident with the gothic man, he felt pain during the sexual act, the impossibility of pleasure is suspect of being the reason for Pereira's murder spree.
Prior to the investigation of the murders, Pereira had been summoned to testify with the DHPP to clarify the use of a check sheet in the name of Isadora Fraenkel, which he had used for the purchase of a helmet. At the time of the murders, Pereira worked as a motoboy at a company near the police station that investigated the crimes; the owner at the time reported the employee's strange attitude days before the DHPP's visit, that he had left a note reporting of his sudden resignation and departure from the company. The day before the murderer made a slip when he approached a girl in the midst of her daily feeding routine of her psychosis, which he mentioned not being able to accompany him at that moment; this girl reported the incident to the DHPP, who contacted the phone with the motoboys company she had investigated in response to the opposite side of the call. Pereira was extroverted and convincing, leaving the victims to describe their present situation of conflict in their relationships, to use this information for the conquest and conviction of the girls.
He worked in the Metro, more in the lines connected to the station of Jabaquara, where he approached his victims with the promise of participation in photo shoots of a large cosmetics company focusing on women with apparent emotional discomfort, which the delinquent described as "sad" and "head low," with apparent susceptibility to approaching strangers. When he disappeared, he only left a note on the table, he regretted having to leave, apologizing for the sudden action: Pereira found his victims by posing as a talent scout for a modeling agency. He would use shoelaces to strangle his victims after raping them. Pereira worked as a motorcycle courier during the course of the crimes. Pereira was arrested on August 4, 1998 in Itaqui, Rio Grande do Sul, ending a 23-day manhunt when he was reported to police after fisherman João Carlos Villaverde, who he was staying with, saw his picture on television, he indicated the location of Selma's bones, which had not yet been found by the police in the State Park.
After being captured by the police, what most impressed the authorities was how an unarmed man could convince the women to climb the rump of a motorcycle and go into the middle of a thicket with a man they had just met. Today the killer is a record holder receiving letters at the prison, the convict married an admirer, having separated times with reports of the ex-bride, of strangeness in his actions and personality. Pereira will be released in 2028 after completing the maximum 30 years of seclusion required by Brazilian law, noted psychiatrists indicate the certainty that he will commit another offense due to his pseudo psychopathic, irreversible state of mind. Elisângela Francisco da Silva was a 21-year-old from Paraná, coming from a poor Londrina family, living with her aunt Solange Barbosa in São Paulo since 1996. Due to financial difficulties, she left school in the 7th grade. After being left by a friend at the Eldorado Mall in the West Zone of São Paulo, she was never seen again, her naked body was found on July 28 in the State Park.
The decomposed body required hard work so it could be identified, she was identified only three days later. "I hoped it was not her.", her aunt said. On the day of her disappearance, Elisângela left home saying; the great ambition of 23-year-old Raquel Mota Rodrigues was to earn money to help her family, who lived in Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul. On weekends, she went out to bars with three friends. Around 8 o'clock on the night of January 9, she left the furniture store where she worked as a saleswoman, in the Pinheiros neighborhood. Upon arriving at the Jabaquara station at home, she called her cousin Lígia, saying that she had met a young man and accepted his offer of posing as a model for him in Diadema, São Paulo, her cousin warned saying it was too risky to go out with a stranger. Raquel never returned home. Her
Trongate is one of the oldest streets in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Trongate begins at Glasgow Cross, where the Tolbooth Steeple is situated, being the original centre of medieval Glasgow, goes westward changing its name to Argyle Street at Glassford Street. Known as St Thenew's Gait it was around the start of the 1500s that the name Trongate first began to be used; the name comes by virtue of a weighbeam erected in the mid-16th century, used for all goods requiring to be weighed for duty reasons, including from early shipping on the Clyde. Tron is a Scots word of Norman origin for weighing scales; the Trongate was one of the areas, affected by a large fire on 17 June 1652 which destroyed a third of the town and left around 1,000 families homeless. The fire affected the areas of Saltmarket and Gallowgate; the Tron church was founded as the Collegiate Church of Our Lady and St Anne in 1525 by James Houston. It became a Protestant church after the Reformation and the tower was added in the late 16th century.
The steeple was added in 1628. Most of the building was destroyed by a fire in 1793, only the tower surviving; the current church was built in 1794, separately from the tower. It was redeveloped in the 1980s as the Tron Theatre