In the Part 1 post featuring photos from my trip to Baltimore earlier this month, the city’s marine heritage was apparent. I discovered much more history during my explorations in Baltimore.
One area that I really enjoyed was Mount Vernon Place (see also here), which is a National Historic Landmark District. This area features the first monument in the US built in Washington’s honour, The George Peabody Library, the Walters Art Museum, and a stunningly beautiful church, just to mention a few of the highlights.
Did you know that the author of the US National Anthem lived part of his life, and was laid to rest in Baltimore?
A couple blocks north of the inner harbour is home to a Holocaust Memorial.
Circling back to the heart of the Inner Harbour area, a memorial was built to commemorate 9/11.
Although I stayed with friends in the Locust Point area, which is home to the historic landmark Fort McHenry, I ran out of time to explore here. However, the photo below shows some of Locust Point just west of Fort McHenry, where rail lines converge overlooking the harbour.
The last photo I would like to share with you from this trip to Baltimore is a unique looking tower that I could see from the convention centre where my conference was located. I later learned that this is the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.
Although I only saw a small part of the city, I was very much impressed with both its beauty and historical significance. I definitely hope to see more of Baltimore!
All images by me; copyright Tina Beynen, 2016.