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Old Posted Jul 23, 2013, 12:23 AM
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Baltimore: Harbor Tour

Over a few days this summer, I went around the Baltimore harbor. I went to as many places I could excluding the Inner Harbor just because the Inner Habor is obviously the most photographed area of the city. There is a lot of areas along the harbor that can't be accessed because of all the industry, but I saw some pretty cool places that not too many people see. This is a more unusual harbor tour in that sense. Starts off in some more familiar territory and goes further. Here's what I got! Enjoy

1. That's the Pier homes in the foreground, the new Morgan Stanley in the middle, and Mr. Boh in the distance


2. Pier Homes


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4. Across the street from the Ritz Carlton on Key highway


5. Haborview Condos


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8. Little havana restaurant and Museum of Industry


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11. Harbor East in the background and a dump in the foreground


12. Riverside


13. Pier Homes and Federal Hill


14. Douglass-Myers Maritime Park and Museum


15. Locust Point


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19. Fells Point


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22. Crescent at Fells Point by Windsor


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24. Canton


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28. Silo Point in Locust point


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35. Korean Verteran Memorial in Canton


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37. Harbor Point. This is a very contentious issue right now and development of the site has been in the works for a long, long time. Controversy at the moment stems from the use of tax breaks and subsidies given due to its proximity to Public Housing (Perkins Homes). This is the current proposal


38. Elevated Highway along the Middle Branch of the harbor in the Westport neighborhood. The Westport Development is also a large scale development which is stalled


39. Marina Club at the Middle Branch Park in Cherry Hill


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41. Westport and west Baltimore


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44. The Hanover Street Bridge, offically known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge. The Gwynns falls trail goes under it and people have used this access to spray paint it. Really pretty bridge from 1916


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46. Middle Branch Park


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49. Hanover St. Bridge again


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51. Gwynns Falls Trail in front of Harbor Hospital in Cherry Hill


52. The rarely seen main branch of the Potapsco River seen from Cherry Hill Park with the route 2 bridge to the left


53. A New park. Not sure what its name is, perhaps an extention of the Gwynns Falls trail


54. Curtis Bay is the water in the middle with Hawkins point in the distance. That elevation is not natural. Highly industrialized area. Hawkins Point was the site of a Superfund completed last year


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56. Key Bridge from Hawkins Point with Dundalk on the Other side, taken from Fort Armistead State Park


57. Fort Caroll is an artificial Island in the Potapsco river, technically in Baltimore County, completed in 1850. Interestingly Robert E. Lee designed this hexagonal structure as part of the permanent system/third system, which means the Fort Mchenry wasn't Baltimore's only defense. Used in the Civil War and the Spanish-American war. It was officially abandoned in 1921 and continues to be abandoned.


58. Brandon Shores Generating Station in Anne Arundel County


59. What looks like a grain elevator in Hawkins Point on Thoms Cove


60. Hawkins Point


61. Canton Industrial Area


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63. 895 goes over this now vacant firehouse. Wish I knew more about this one


64. Fells Point with Johns Hopkins seen from Hull Street Park


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66. Seen from Fort Mchenry


67. Heavily industrialized southern Baltimore city waterfront with the power station in the background in Anne Arundel


68. Canton and Johns Hopkins from Fort Mchenry, which is where the next few photos are form


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75. Habor Hospital


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86. Happy fourth from Baltimore!
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2013, 12:32 AM
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It's been several years since the last time I walked around Baltimore but I was in the city via car two years ago and was really surprised by how much has been done around the harbor since my previous visit.

Thanks for the photos.
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Wow, the harbor looks fantastic. Seems that they're doing a lot of great things there.
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That water looks so good right now with this heatwave lol
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Great photo tour!
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Digging the industrial and dock shots. Baltimore is sexy.
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Love these photos!

But where is Camden Yards & some pics of the mighty O's?

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Too bad about that fort, one would think it could be a neat tourist attraction.
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Very nice harbour area!
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Great too see all the new life brought back to a once industrialized only area....Is that the pedestal for David in pix 77?.....It has been many years since I was there, people do not know of it and the controversy.
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I'm surprised no one recognized the structure in 61 with all the hardcore fans

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Too bad about that fort, one would think it could be a neat tourist attraction.
That's what I wish! It was proposed to be put to use a few times but nothing ever happened. I'm determined to get in there one day. And people have! Urban explorers love this!

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Great too see all the new life brought back to a once industrialized only area....Is that the pedestal for David in pix 77?.....It has been many years since I was there, people do not know of it and the controversy.
I'm not familiar with this controversy google search didn't return any results
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Cool tour! I never really thought about it before, but Oakland and Baltimore have some similar characteristics, which came through in some of these shots. A few of these remind me of Jack London Square and of course being a waterfront and port city adds to that too.
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Cool, it's nice to see Baltimore from different angles
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is pic 61 the building where the squad in the wire sets up shop in season 1? baltimore looks awesome. not sure why ive never been there.
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Great pics! I question the sanity of anyone who isn't charmed by Baltimore.

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Too bad about that fort, one would think it could be a neat tourist attraction.
Well, I mean, Baltimore already has Fort McHenry, which is probably the most famous fort in the country. Elsewhere in Maryland Fort Washington and Fort Frederick are also tourist parks. How many can 1 state support?
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Great pictures man. That was a hot weekend to walk around and take shots.
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Baltimore, and its Harbor, have it all. Great pics (of course), and such diversity of subjects. I like that renovated Ukrainian Church in pic #70 (the golden domes) across from Patterson Park. I'm need to check out that old fire station under the freeway. Thanks for the tour marcus.
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