Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 18 and 19, 2013 - Baltimore Inner Harbor Exploration

We are anchored in downtown Baltimore's Inner Harbor.  It's just beautiful - we enjoy the daytime and nighttime panoramas in the heart of it all!

The U.S.S. Constellation

We took the complimentary "Charm City" bus service out to Ft. McHenry.
The site of where the flag flew proudly when Francis Scott Key saw it in the dawn's early light...


Statue of Major General Armistead...notice how the Captain has posed his jacket over his shoulder like the good General.


Ft. McHenry's "ramparts"

Canons positioned in same locations as were canons many years ago.

View out from the Fort into the Patapsco River

Early masonry...


Looking into the brig (sp)

Central portion of the fort - the barracks.

More canons to aid in defense.

Inside some of the barracks and storage buildings.

Ron participated in an educational session about the U.S. flag given by one of the park rangers.


We headed back from the fort and had lunch downtown at the Harbor, at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant.

Toured the decks of the U.S.S. Constellation.  A wonderful ship!

Decks below the main deck.

Ship's storage space...

Uh..oh...we spy a pirate ship in the Harbor!

Kids and families were having a ball in these sea serpent pedal boats!

The Domino Sugar sign supposedly is the largest neon sign in the country!

A "retired" Chesapeake Bay lighthouse you can tour...

A navy ship from Brazil entered and docked in the Harbor for the weekend.

This purple vehicle was a 'Harbor cleaning' came in each day and cleaned-up debris throughout the Harbor.  We found downtown Baltimore to be very clean, and very hospitable.


Baltimore we walked from the Canton area to Fells' Point area.


Restaurant in a building shaped like a ship.


Street scenes,,,



We think these girls were part of a bachelorette party...they rented this 'cycle' pedaling on the side; there was also a 'countertop' for drinks and they were having a "mighty fine time"!

Brazilian ship

Carousel near the marina.

The marina in the distance is where we are staying.

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