Sunday, February 10, 2013
Classic Bad Photography Sunday: Above Baltimore
Both of today's photographs were taken from the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at the Inner Harbor in May of 1987.
Above is the National Aquarium-- one of the buildings that started the whole Inner Harbor redevelopment. You can't visit Baltimore without stopping by. It's great fun, highly entertaining, and you'll learn a lot.
As I noted yesterday, I'd make a few trips to Baltimore every year in the 80's and 90's. I loved it, so why did I stop?
It's tough to explain. It got too "touristy." Baltimore lost things that made it unique, and it developed a lot of attractions you can find in every city, like the Hard Rock Cafe. The Inner Harbor exploded and overdeveloped. Parking became a bear. The suburban town where I used to stay became very urban, and I didn't like the changes.
Here's the capper. I was in Baltimore on 9/11. I went back the next year, as I always take some vacation time in September. It just didn't feel right, and I never returned.
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