Walking the City – Baltimore

Walking the City was the name of my old blog (on blogger), before I moved it within my website.  It was called that because I meant the blog to be an exploration of the cities I visit and live in. I want to bring that to this blog, by starting a new featured post named after it and I’m kicking it off with Baltimore.

Baltimore Row Homes

I have been to Baltimore multiple times (have lost count) it is after all only 30 minutes from DC.  A few months ago however, Claudia had a conference and I had the entire day to go and just walk (technically drive also, as I had the car) around on my own making photos of Baltimore.

While trying to get to MICA (more on it later) I got a little lost and ended up next to the train tracks on what seemed like an abandoned road.  What first caught my eye was the old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad freight station, now being used by the Baltimore Street Car Museum (also pictured below) as a workshop and storage.

Once back on track I was able to find the MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) campus I had seen from the highway.  The blue-green glass of the Brown Center is a stark contrast to the white historic Main Building across the street.

I then headed up the street towards the Lyric Opera House and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore Symphony) and wondered the neighborhood. I ran into what seemed to be an anarchist book store and an interesting character that didn’t mind posing for my camera.

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore

I jumped back in the car to check out the University of Maryland Medical System building (design by a firm I once worked at).

I ended my exploration at the Baltimore Inner Harbor, with some detail shots of the WorldTrade Center building and the National Aquarium.

Baltimore World Trade Center Detail



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  1. Jeannette N. Hull says:

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