There are a handful of cities that I have been to that I could see myself living. Rochester, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Durango, Colorado; and of course Toronto, Ontario; just to name a few. Baltimore, Maryland is without a doubt another one of those cities. I've been to Baltimore a few times, but always very briefly. This trip was no different. It was bitter cold, and we had limited time, and a few hours of driving around the city and getting out of the car for ten minutes at a time to brave the cold for the sake of a few quick photos, was not enough. I would love to spend at least a couple days here to really explore the city and see what all it has to offer.
The first place we stopped was at a graffiti covered alley that I had heard about from various people. We hadn't been looking for it, but I was excited to stumble across it.
The next place we went was a stretch of road that runs along a stream called Jones Falls. It's a lot like Cleveland's Train Ave. There's graffiti, train tracks, the ruins of old buildings, and plenty of bridges crisscrossing overhead. It's my kind of area. Off the beaten path. Neglected. Grimy.
After securing ourselves some obligatory macarons at Patisserie Poupon, I quickly walked over to the Phoenix Shot Tower to snap a quick photo. This tower was the tallest structure in America when it was built in 1828.
After that we headed up to Towson to meet up with my friend Jeremy and his girlfriend for dinner before making the long drive back home to Cleveland.