Although I’ve lived in Baltimore for most of my life, I realize that there are huge swaths of the city that I really don’t know. In Baltimore, the areas that I do know are called “the white L” mimicking the center of the city and then the sections that go along the water, which make an L shape. So, my resolution for 2017 is to venture to parts of the city that are not as familiar to me.
I’ve gotten a little push-back for this, because, as you might have heard, not all areas in Baltimore are safe. I pride myself on my street sense, although I did drop it in High Point, NC a few years ago and got mugged (not kidding!). I know not to go wandering into old buildings or explore areas on foot. I do most of my shooting from the comfort of my car, and if I do have to get out of the car, it is still close by.
My guide in this venture is A Guide to Baltimore Architecture, which is out of print, but still available. This book was published in 1973, and one of the reviewers on Amazon complained about new buildings not being included.
Here are some of the buildings I’ve discovered thus far.
I know it’s the end of January, but did you make any resolutions?