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Old 05-08-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Baltimore Area
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Default Baltimore vs DC: Urban Shopping and People Watching?

Hi! I am not trying to offend any residents of any city, but I do have a question. Which city is better for people watching? I visited a friend in D.C. last month and we visited Gallery Place/Chinatown and I sat in Starbucks and could see people walking by, and I loved it! I am wondering if I could do that here in Baltimore? Or is our design not like that? I researched and saw that there is a Starbucks in Harbor East and one in Mt. Vernon... are those nice places to people watch? Or is that a D.C. thing?

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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People watching can occur anywhere. In Baltimore, the best (in my opinion) would be: walking Patterson Park with my dogs, the square in Fells Point, of course Harbor Place (Inner Harbor and it's environs, the public markets, Mt Vernon Square or any coffee shop in that area, O'Donnell Square in Canton, any bar or cafe or park downtown.

For masses of people, DC is a better option although it does not always present the amount of "characters" Baltimore has to offer.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Baltimore Area
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People watching can occur anywhere. In Baltimore, the best (in my opinion) would be: walking Patterson Park with my dogs, the square in Fells Point, of course Harbor Place (Inner Harbor and it's environs, the public markets, Mt Vernon Square or any coffee shop in that area, O'Donnell Square in Canton, any bar or cafe or park downtown.

For masses of people, DC is a better option although it does not always present the amount of "characters" Baltimore has to offer.
Thank you for naming specific places for me to check out! I assume these places are safe at a decent hour so I will check them out when the weather clears up
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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People watching can occur anywhere. In Baltimore, the best (in my opinion) would be: walking Patterson Park with my dogs, the square in Fells Point, of course Harbor Place (Inner Harbor and it's environs, the public markets, Mt Vernon Square or any coffee shop in that area, O'Donnell Square in Canton, any bar or cafe or park downtown.

For masses of people, DC is a better option although it does not always present the amount of "characters" Baltimore has to offer.
shiddddd..u get any and every kind of character walking around chinatown DC..

but anyways i've never heard of this..people watching???lol sounds a little disturbing
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Baltimore Area
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Since we've had some pretty nice weather I went to Canton for lunch and sat outside it was awesome :-) lots of nice people around. I'll check out those other places if i get more spare time.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Baltimore Area
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shiddddd..u get any and every kind of character walking around chinatown DC..

but anyways i've never heard of this..people watching???lol sounds a little disturbing
Lol very true about chinatown, i sat for hours in starbucks doing work and looking out the window at all the interesting people outside on the street.

People-watching is just observing people's interactions. Like you eat lunch in a park and just observe.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:23 AM
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Like you eat lunch in a park and just observe.
Obsessive observance of strangers has recently been recognized as an atypical personality trait in the latest edition of the DSM.

I enjoy your posts keep them coming.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: BALTIMORE, MD
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Hi! I am not trying to offend any residents of any city, but I do have a question. Which city is better for people watching? I visited a friend in D.C. last month and we visited Gallery Place/Chinatown and I sat in Starbucks and could see people walking by, and I loved it! I am wondering if I could do that here in Baltimore? Or is our design not like that? I researched and saw that there is a Starbucks in Harbor East and one in Mt. Vernon... are those nice places to people watch? Or is that a D.C. thing?

Thanks in advance
Baltimore is best for people watching, next time don't sit at Starbucks, drive to the corner of Park Heghts and Belvedere lock your doors and people watch from your car. you should see some very interesting people there.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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shiddddd..u get any and every kind of character walking around chinatown DC..

but anyways i've never heard of this..people watching???lol sounds a little disturbing
Chinatown/Gallery Place is definitely my most favorite place for people-watching in DC.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Baltimore is best for people watching, next time don't sit at Starbucks, drive to the corner of Park Heghts and Belvedere lock your doors and people watch from your car. you should see some very interesting people there.

LOL hahaha Just don't sit there too long and watch because they will wonder who you are, and think you are the police.
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