Yesterday, it was the start of the Baltimore Running Festival, which is sponsored by hometown guys, Under Armour. The course wound though many of Baltimore's 250+ neighbourhoods and more than 20,000 people took part. As usual, the Kenyans won. Our Sunday morning Farmers’ Market is always an amalgam of Baltimore life and this morning, one of the chilliest that we’ve had, was no exception. All of the fall fruits and vegetables are now there in full force. As I left breakfast after the Market, I drove by the south side of the harbour and saw one of the huge cruise ships that stop here twice a week, picking up and dropping off passengers for their week long cruises. As I mentioned the other day, it’s the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death, and his death in 1849 went pretty much un-noticed. In the year of the 200th anniversary of his birth, Baltimore is celebrating his life with not one, but two large funerals. His coffin was taken by horse-drawn carriage from his tiny house on Amity Street to the Westminster Burying Ground where the services were held. I uploaded a short video of the procession, complete with a bagpipe band, lots of spectators and mourners and a horse-drawn carriage.
I stopped by Housewerks to see my friend Flip, who was taking care of the shop for the afternoon. She’s just finished some more work on her spectacular house and promised to send pictures to share. When I was at Housewerks, I saw these gorgeous pieces of trim. Love the colours!
I hope that your weekend was as much fun as mine!