These pictures are from a lovely day trip with Aleksi. We wandered around downtown after visiting the unmatched American Visionary Art Museum. I was most recently in back in Baltimore in March for the 2016 annual conference of the National Council on Public History, an organization closely connected to the history nonprofit I work for, the American Association for State and Local History. It was nice to be back in Maryland. We had the incredible opportunity to listen to a talk from Devin Allen, the Baltimore native and amateur photographer whose picture of the Baltimore Uprising of 2015 made it to the cover of time. If you want to know more about the Baltimore Uprising, check out Preserve the Baltimore Uprising, an effort by the Maryland Historical Society to preserve “and make accessible original content that was captured and created by individual community members, grassroots organizations, and witnesses to the protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, 2015.”
As I’ve mentioned before, I was homeschooled, and when we were younger, my mom would take my brothers and I to the harbor all the time to visit the Walters Art Museum and go on all the historic ships docked in the harbor. So, while I am certainly not a local, Baltimore holds a special place in my heart. There is so much to see and do and so much weirdness in that city if you take the time to look.
[35mm taken with my 1999 Olympus 105G Superzoom. Click here for more pictures of Maryland.]