July 18, 2011

My Drive

Since I’ve moved, my commute to work has shortened by more than half, and it only takes about 10 minutes to get to and from work. The old route was at the very shortest, a half an hour. But it was mostly longer than that.

I’ve worked out a route that takes me through some of Baltimore’s prettiest and greenest neighbourhoods, and I thought I’d share some of the scenery with you. I did a spot of “drive-by shooting” this afternoon on my way home today. It the pictures look a bit hazy, it was 97* this afternoon, with almost an equal percentage of humidity!

drive home 001 Love this garage and the amazing windows. I’d convert it to a party barn!drive home 003 This is the house where our pediatrician and her half-dozen children lived. There’s a great chandelier on the top porch on the right side. I love the nine-over-nine windows!drive home 006 There are a lot of these stone houses in this part of the neighbourhood. I don’t think that a French tri-couleur flag would look too out of place hanging there, do you?drive home 008 This is a block of amazing flats. I love the fanlight over the door and the arches on the porches. The flats in this building are all huge and the building’s from the 1920’s, so they’re beautifully detailed. drive home 010 This house has had a lot of work done to it, which has taken away some of its charm. The ramp you see isn’t for the house. It’s for one of the numerous paths that wind their way through the neighbourhood. drive home 011 They’re public paths and are all marked with signs like this one. It’s one of the distinctive features of the area.drive home 015 I love seeing unexpected sights like this in the middle of the city. It’s a small stream which winds its way from the country down to Baltimore’s harbour.

Thanks for coming along on my ride home!


  1. I love all of these house! That is one of my favorite things to do, drive around looking at houses!

    Beautiful neighborhood! Hope you are setteling in.

  2. Meg this is so lovely! What an enchanting neighborhood!

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  3. Definitely a side of Baltimore I've never seen.

    Beautiful homes.

    xo Jane

  4. Hi Meg, This is what I miss about the East Coast and especially Maryland and Virginia (not so cold). The neighborhoods, wonderful distinctive homes, even the character of more simple neighborhoods. The photos are beautiful. Boy wouldn't I love a 10 min. commute. Stay cool. Mary

  5. 1. I didn't realize Angelina Jolie was a pediatrician, nor that she lived in your neighborhood! 8-)

    2. Oh, the stone house... the stone house!!!!!

    3. Where's "Whiskey Path", I wonder? Or would it be "Whole Wheat Path"?

    4. Thanks for sharing the ride!

  6. When I was going to Notre Dame, I did a lot of wandering through Baltimore and Baltimore County. There IS a lot of green.

  7. Beautiful drive. What a lovely way to de-stress after a long day at work. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I recognize some of the houses! So lovely. And my favorites are the public walking paths -- Rye Path, Sunset Path, Squirrel Path, Hepburn Path -- I've been on them all. Bless you, Olmsted firm!

  9. I love posts like this. It has been hot/humid here too...have a great week...k

  10. There are some pretty spectacular neighbhorhoods in Baltimore. I am always drooling over the houses when we drive up to the Petite Louis in Roland Park.

  11. That garage, in particular, is really good looking. I love the Serlian window, as in the Italian Mannerist architect, Sebastiano Serlio. Is there a great house to go with it?

  12. Beautiful town. In any new city search out the unique residential areas to go for walks to admire the arch and Landscapes. Baltimore is still on my list of places to visit. I am Jealous of your drive home, mine is typically farm fields and suburban ranches.


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