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Old 02-08-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: MD
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All are very pretty, thank you for posting.
As for the negative comments, yeah sure it has an ugly side....having lived in big cities around the world (Rome, Naples, Berlin..) it's a given for all. We also lived in the fashionable section of smaller Richmond (Cary St. in the Slip) w/ pretty shops and cobblestones outside our door; along with drugs & drunks & homeless & urine & noise & smells & theft & your pricey parking slot taken... cities are what they are. There was a time, not so long ago, that our area of Richmond was a scary place to drive, much less live. I'd say Baltimore has more than it's fair share of the positive aside the terrible, so I look forward to knowing more than just Pimlico (a work stop).
Again, thanks for the nice pics!
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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Very nice!
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Cumberland, Maryland
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The first couple photos actually made Baltimore look nice and I could pretend it wasn't just a dying, depressing Northeast city. But that depressing feel honestly set in in the later pictures of the snow and frost, the gray trainyards and the old, depressing brick rowhouses.

I don't know what people find charming about the row houses in Baltimore and other East Coast cities. They have a very depressing, forlorn feel. I really wish they build 10 Inner Harbor quickly. Baltimore would be a pleasant place if all those rowhouses were demolished and made way for new glass skyscrapers like the ones in the Inner Harbor. And if there were twice as many sunny days and the average temperatures were 10 or 15 degrees warmer and fall didn't start until November.
Phoenix just called - they say there's plenty of room for you!

Seriously, I've always thought Baltimore was a great-looking town. Even the grimy industrial parts are interesting. I'm really going to miss the rowhouses when I go. But I've lived here all my life and maybe I'm just a poor dumb Baltimoron.

The problem with Baltimore isn't the buildings, it's the people...
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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Baltimore does have a look and feel of some parts of Europe, especially the architectures. Too bad the Baltimorons suck. Yeah it's the people alright. Baltimore would have been a decent city but the term "ghetto" always comes to mind when I drive around the city. The show "The Wire" is also a reminder of how Baltimore is now and how it was for the past few decades and how the Baltimorons really are, even far worse than what the show depicts. Agree?
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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no, not everyone who lives in balitmore is "ghetto" and belongs to the drug culture the wire portrays. drugs are a reality, but not to everyone. sorry i suck so much....
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: 21231
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The skyline looks great. Unfortunately it doesn't capture the street level where most people live. Post a few pictures of the trash strewn bus stops along Eastern Ave. or the floating garbage in the Canton "waterfront."
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I always loved the skyline from Federal Hill park. Unfortunately when you walk down the hill you see the trash and decay.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I always loved the skyline from Federal Hill park. Unfortunately when you walk down the hill you see the trash and decay.


---Walking down the hill from Federal Hill Park leads a person to the water and the Inner Harbor. I don't see any decay around there. Maybe some litter in the streets but no more than expected for any city Baltimore's size. There is decay in Baltimore but not around that area. This is a bit of an exaggeration. For what purpose, I have no idea.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Really Jonjj? Walk 3-4 blocks and get to Light St - trash, crime, decay. Keep walking past Charles St and you see even more of the same just add in drug use and prostitution. Walk down to the Inner Harbor and check out the trash in the water and the disgusting aroma.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Well, I have been doing just that for a number of years and I don't see what you claim at all. I don't understand your purpose for saying these allegations? I mean, if you don't like Baltimore, be honest about it and talk freely about why you dislike it but the story above is just simply not true. I don't see drug use nor prostitution anywhere along Charles or near the Inner Harbor nor Light Street. Quite an imagination you have there.
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