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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland

We made a quick (unfortunately) ride through Baltimore to check out the Inner Harbor district. Brick streets, sidewalks, homes and buildings beautify the city. Whether you look up or down, the use of brick leaves an impression of charm and uniformity.

The Inner Harbor is in the heart of the city. Even on a holiday weekend, some people bustled about. Others walked their dogs or strolled around the harbor. Lots of tourists - easy to spot because of the cameras in their hands.

View from the Marriott
I jumped out of the car at the Marriott Hotel and had time to take a few shots. Almost any waterfront speaks to me and this was no exception. It gives the city a sparkling clean appearance. The sky was blue, reflecting in the water and creating a great foreground for the city. The brick walkways make it one of the most attractive waterfronts I've seen.

The Inner Harbor District is home to a number of restaurants and shopping venues. It would be a great way to spend a day.

Camden Yards
We drove by Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles. I always take photos of baseball stadiums for the baseball fans in my family.

Before we left town, we stopped at Ft. McHenry, the site of the fort that defended the Baltimore Harbor from British forces in the War of 1812. The grounds are spacious and appealing. The fort itself hugs the coast line. Built it 1798, it stayed in use until the end of WWII. It is now a national park.

Ft McHenry

Although I only had time for a glimpse of the city, I know I'd like to visit again.

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