Monday, March 3, 2008

Bawlmer, Hon - A Photo Tour

Baltimore natives slur the city's name into words like Bawlmer, or Baldamore. In some parts of the ciy people even ad a 'Hon', just as Southern ladies in the Deep South sometimes add a 'Shugah' at the end of a sentence. In honor of the city's heritage, here are some pictures of the area that I've taken.


Taken from my my front steps, which are slabs of marble like the Aubrey Bodine picture I use in my profile. The Patterson is an art theater that has art exhibits, housing local artists, as well as hosting occasional burlesque shows.


The Patterson Park Pagoda, which is in the 184 acre Patterson Park 2 blocks from my house. Well, the pagoda is on the other side of the park, but the near side of the park is two blocks away. :) If I ever build a roof-top deck you can see the pagoda from it.


A shot of some daffodils in the park. The weather was nice, and these are reminding me of spring.


A picture of the Dominos Sugar mill sign taken from across the bay in Fells Point. The neon sign is the size of a basketball court.




Camden Yard on a typical night, because the O's suck.


Fort McHenry, a national park across the bay.


Patapsco State Park, just south of Baltimore close to my work.


A wide angle shot taken under a cutleaf japanese maple at Cylburn Arboretum. Neat place in the city.

15 comments:

Marilyn said...

Corey, those are such gorgeous photos. My husband has family in Baltimore (perhaps you remember Naron Candy?) and we've enjoyed its truly unique character many times. Thanks for sharing the pics!

momnipotent said...

I hope you are going to frame and display some of your spectacular photography!

Leely16 said...

I forgot how much I love that Japanese maple picture. If you don't frame it and display it in the house, I'm taking Cat hostage.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures!

Valerie said...

Oooh I love that shot of the bridge!

Corey said...

marilyn:

I grew up in Michigan, so am a Baltimore newbie. Thanks for stopping by!

momnipotent & queen:

I'll have to frame up some pictures for the house.

Fred said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. I live in Balto. Co. and have seen many of the sites, but I have never seen the pagoda. We'll have to check it out next time we're in town (which won't be for an O's game, because as you mentioned, they suck).

Chandra said...

These make me homesick (I was born & raised in Essex). Thanks for sharing!

phoebe said...

great pictures of the sights around town.

Liz said...

What fantastic photos! Ever think of selling copies?

Corey said...

Thanks! I would like to sell some, but I'm just lazy. Once I print some out large and make sure the quality is what I want, I may starting selling a few. :-)

Marisol said...

You write very well.

Dan said...

The Pagoda and the last picture are very impressive, most of all the Pagoda, it seems like a dream.
Have you ever tried to show them to professional photographers?

Corey said...

Dan - Thanks for the compliment. I'm looking to open an etsy store to start selling my pictues - I just have to get all the business side of things up and running.

dan said...

I'm glad to read this. Good luck, really.