Sometimes, you just have to hop in the car and take off somewhere! That’s what I did on Sunday. After being super scheduled for the past month, things are beginning to clear up a bit and I found myself with a free day. So, off I went to explore.
I grew up in a neighbourhood designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the famed landscape architect who created Central Park in NYC. One of his hallmarks is using the land as his guide, following the curves of the hills and valleys to create non-linear streetscapes. Roland Park, where I lived, has a lot of hills, but the neighborhood I wanted to explore, Sudbrook Park, is basically flat with winding streets, open spaces and large historic houses. You enter the neighbourhood over a one-lane bridge and then the streets branch out before you.
From Sudbrook Park, I headed up the road to see one of my favourite buildings. It’s the current HQ for the Maryland State Police, but at one point, it was the Home for Confederate Veterans where my many greats-grandfather was exiled after the Civil War.
From there, I headed over to a nearby thrift shop where I always have great luck! I picked up this Emma Bridgewater Union Jack mug for a pittance.
I still haven’t quite figured out what Ol. Gaulth is, although I think gault is a heavy clay. Hmmm. Any ideas?