Tag Archives: Baltimore history

Great Art Donovan Photo!


I was doing a search for a photo of Brooks Robinson’s restaurant , because, for the life of me, I cannot place it from my very early childhood. It was located at 511 Gorsuch Avenue and even though the google … Continue reading

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“Ghost” sign Advertising in West Baltimore


I took a few moments today to drive around West Baltimore after I picked up a Vitamin C Blast Smoothie from my friend Andre’s excellent juice stall in the Avenue Market on Pennsylvania Avenue in Upton. It’s called Just Juice … Continue reading

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Baltimore Mayoral Race Random#LizEmbry


Heading home this afternoon, I was driving up Greenmount Avenue and happened upon Baltimore Mayoral Candidate, Elizabeth Embry behind a podium and being interviewed by WYPR’s Fraser Smith. She was also being filmed but it didn’t seem to be from … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Barclay Street Beauty


For the first time in a quite a while, I had the opportunity to just relax on an actual day off.  While running errands and trying to track down a small piece of architecture that is supposedly a standing remnant … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass, Devin Allen & The Language of Image


The Baltimore Sun of December 21st, contained an excellent Op-Ed piece written by Harvard University’s, John Stauffer. In it, he dispenses two amazing facts.  The first being that Frederick Douglass sat to have his picture taken no fewer than 160 … Continue reading

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Old, Beat Down Baltimore Bus, Beautiful in Its’ Degradation


I’ve always enjoyed driving down Falls Rd between Hampden and the area now known as Station North. I enjoy any swath of land in the City that is devoid of the typical urban features.  Part of this stretch of road … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Old, Interesting Baltimore. 1900 to Today


I have always loved faded, painted advertising on buildings.  Maybe that’s why I enjoy public art so much as it acts as a use for a wall that was simply being a wall until the artists’ hand had its’ way … Continue reading

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My New Obsession Part 2, The ‘In The Spirit’ Big Reveal


A few weeks back, I posted an entry about what i perceived to be a memorial garden of some sort in West Baltimore, that I believe is referred to as ‘In The Spirit’. As I mentioned in that blog, it … Continue reading

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The Baltimore Plan, Encyclopaedai Britannica Educational Films, 1953


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WMAR Channel 2 Baltimore Has Video of Hae Min Lee, Victim in NPR’s ‘Serial’ Podcast


http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-county/serial-podcast-brings-flaws-in-1999-woodlawn-murder-investigation-to-light What are the odds that any news service would have videotape of a high school girl, that is going to meet a horrible fate such as that suffered by Hae Min Lee. Admittedly, someone at Channel 2 is on … Continue reading

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