Well there have been 2 fires recently that are distinct in that they have occurred in historical places in Baltimore and this blog is just a quick little doff of the cap to the quality of some of the photographic images that have appeared in the Baltimore Sun and other blogs. I just think that they display that metaphorical, “eye” that is oft referred to in visual arts and artists.
This first one is kind of spookily reminiscent of 9/11 and it comes from the fire that occurred on The Block, Baltimore’s storied and infamous Red Light District. Could you imagine terrorists flying planes into the Gayety Burlesque??!
This is a cool aerial shot and I’m dying to know how the photographer was able to get into position to get this shot so close to the action. Ironically, the line,”The Block’s on fire” was used by Baltimore Hip-Hop artist, Bossman in one of his songs. My how prescient!
I like that this one looks like a postcard.
The last shot is from the fire that hit beautiful, Mt Vernon and was in the Sun. Truly a shame that anything could be destroyed in this historical and gorgeous neighborhood. Mt Vernon is so amazing that it just reinforces my pride of being a Baltimorean. It just makes sense that in this photo it appears that George Washington is directing the efforts of Baltimore’s Fire Department.
Isn’t that shot amazing? I think it was taken by Kim Hairston of the Baltimore Sun.
For as good as this photojournalism is, I hope that we suffer no more loss of life and history due to fire. A foolish hope maybe but a sincere one.