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Old 02-19-2008, 06:07 AM
 
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Unfortunately, Mr. Red Sox Fan lived in Fed Hill- which (sorry if I offend anyone here but...) is Frat Boy Central butting up against inner city poverty. I would hate to live down there too. If you're into the bar scene and you're young (it's swarming w/post college grad 20-somethings), that's where you live. If you want peace and quiet and not be prone to the drugs/trash etc... move to the northern end of the city like Wyman or Mt. Washington or even parts of Hampden. This city is a work in progress- unfortunately we have had years of neglect to repair and have only recently begun experiencing the benefits of new resident/tax payers who are aiding in returning the city back to its former glory. Technically, this city is young in its new stages of development- people want to just complain complain complain but not look at the progress that's been made so far. There's no investment. There's no- 'what can I do?' It's only- what can this city give me? I have high hopes for Baltimore and I feel that my experiences here have been great because I've taken the time to develop community, make a lot of friends, LIVE here and find my place. It took time to make this happen- and that can be said about any city. There are half empty and half full people in this world- I choose half full. Call it rose-colored glasses, whatever- it's a much better way to walk through this life than 'this sucks- there's nothing good here...'

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Old 02-19-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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My glass is always half-full and the 'water' tastes so much better now that I'm out of Baltimore.

I lived in Federal Hill so I made comments on Federal Hill - what is so hard to understand about that?
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Those were some great pictures, I love them! However, what I would really love to see are Baltimore row houses. Baltimore has one of the best collections (if not the best) of rows in the country, and I've had a hard time finding some good shots. Is there a thread on here that you could direct me to or something?
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Those were some great pictures, I love them! However, what I would really love to see are Baltimore row houses. Baltimore has one of the best collections (if not the best) of rows in the country, and I've had a hard time finding some good shots. Is there a thread on here that you could direct me to or something?
Here are a few samples from various neighborhoods:
Patterson Park:



Butchers Hill:



Upper Fells Point:






Downtown:


Fells Point:





Canton:



Federal Hill:



Locust Point:



Mt. Vernon:



Charles Village:


another of Mt. Vernon:




Let me know if you would like to see more. I have a lot of other neighborhoods.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:07 PM
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Thanks for posting these photos!
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Bodymore
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Absolutely gorgeous examples of Baltimore architecture. Thanks for posting.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda, Florida
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Smile Great photos!

Thank you.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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I lived just outside of Baltimore for three years and loved it. When I left, I couldn't wait to return. Well, I've returned and wished it was as inspiring as the skyline leads you to believe. "Believe," the motto of the city...well, I choose to Believe that the East side will repair itself one day from the destruction left by its residents. I must have been so naive to not see before what I see now in the city. Ignorance is bliss. I work in East Baltimore and as I make it to my car unscathed each afternoon, I quickly lock my doors and thank God! I see it filtering further downtown, close to the Harbor and trickling down passed the Hippodrome. Though I am willing to offer that Baltimore does have its better sides. If anyone has not been to Johns Hopkins University and the surrounding area near the Baltimore Museum of Art, I was quite blown away by this area of Charm City! It was gorgeous. My husband and I had lunch at a cute cafe and walked our dog in one of the few parks... it was a great day away from the burdens of the east side!!
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:34 AM
 
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Default I miss it...

Although Baltimore does have its draw backs, and I have always said that I hated living in Maryland because of living so close to Baltimore, ( i was originally from Salisbury, MD; small town compared to B'more)now that I have moved away, to MAINE..... I completely miss it. Im not sure if its because of the city charm or if its cuz all my friends and family are there either way, i totally miss living in Baltimore. What is that saying... you dont know what your missing or have until its gone... thats what i feel like, i feel as if i totally overlooked what the city had to offer me, now more than ever since i have nothing to do out here in the middle of nowhere, where i have to drive over an hour to get to a wal mart super center (we have a regular wal mart here in town but it SUCKS big time!), the university, and over 2 hours to get to a halfway descent mall.... but all in all i moved away to have a better place to raise my kids and thats what i got less crime more small town livin...kind of like when i was growing up in Salisbury (and not like Salisbury is now; my has it grown!!!) I just wish there was at least a bar or a pool hall around... sigh but oh well thats what i get!
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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These pictures bring back many fond memories.

Thanks to all!

Baltimore may indeed be on the verge of becoming a great city again, but this has happened before, and fallen flat.

Crime, corruption and the municipal motto of, "That's too much like right!" drive many people away.

A dysfunctional Police Department is no help, either.

New York made the turnaround, Baltimore is not beyond hope.
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