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Baltimore « Charm City ».

Newsletter # 04 invites you to Baltimore « Charm City », the City of crab, rock, « Old Bay » seasoning (The best way to put Baltimore in a box) and the spirit of the writer Edgar Allan Poe.
Second only to New-York, Baltimore in the late 1800s welcomed immigrants and was a doorway to a new life for millions. Fleeing war and famine they were seeking more confortables lives and religious freedom.

« The long ocean trip ended in Baltimore and the great unknown was before them. »

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Baltimore – On the road to « Charm City ».

Hands of a passenger in the Chinese bus that connects New York to Baltimore  for $ 20.
No internet. No bus station. New York boarding is done from a Chinese shop. The arrival in Baltimore is in a suburban parking.
For $ 80, more companies offer bus station, Internet on board, and  staff speaking English, but inside buses comfort is everywhere the same.

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Sur la route de Baltimore – A bord d’un bus chinois.

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Baltimore « Charm City » – Pratt Street – The Raven and the Harbor, in the window of Re -Max Real Estate Agent.

Second only to New-York, Baltimore Harbor  in the late 1800s welcomed immigrants and was a doorway to a new life for millions.
Edgar Allan Poe. American writer. Died in Baltimore at the age of 40 in 1849.  His poem « The Raven », published In January 1845 was an instant and worldwide success. His spirit and legacy live throughout Baltimore City, inspiring even the sports teams.
« The Raven » is the emblem of « Baltimore Ravens  » American football team Baltimore.
« Charm City » was invented in 1975 to highlight the hidden charms of Baltimore.

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Baltimore – Pratt Street – Re-Max Agent Immobilier.

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Baltimore « Charm City » – Inner Harbor – Hard Rock Café.

The old power station has been converted into shopping center. The brick building and its four chimneys are emblematic of the city.
Reflection of the building on the front of the aquarium.

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Baltimore Inner Harbor – Hard Rock Café

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Baltimore « Charm City » – Fells Point – Ann Street – Pitango.

Pitango. Bakery and cafe in Fells Point. Meeting and coworking place for students. The welcome is warm and the air conditioning perfect . One can spend hours in drinking iced tea,  surfing the internet or to remake the world with friends …
…  Sometimes with great enthusiasm and conviction !

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Ann Street – Pitango.

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Baltimore « Charm City » – Fells Point – Thames Street – Terrasse de café – Daily Grind

The spirit of the writer Edgar Allan Poe.
I was talking with the man sitting outside with his dogs , when suddenly without sound, like a bird popped up from a dream, the young tattooed woman came to be framed in the top of the left door swing.

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Thames Street – Terrasse de café – Daily Grind.

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Baltimore « Charm City » – Fells Point – Thames Street – Chantier de construction.

Construction worker regulating the traffic.
He just told me he wanted to be beautiful in the photo.

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Chantier de construction.

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Baltimore « Le Port Historique »- Fells Point – Fleet Street – Bank of America.

Baltimore is a historic harbor and America is still the banker of the world.
Mural for a branch of the Bank of America.

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Baltimore – Fleet Street – Bank of America.

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Baltimore « Le Port Historique » – Fells Point – Broadway – JS.De Elcano

Spanish school ship JS de Elcano sailors on leave. 
A city employee explains what areas to avoid.

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Broadway – JS.De Elcano.

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Baltimore « Historic Harbor » – Canton – Clinton Street – Canton Dockside.

A restaurant at night.
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Baltimore – Clinton Street – La nuit

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Baltimore « La Ville du Crabe » – Canton – Clinton Street – Canton Dockside.
The Crab is the culinary top of Baltimore, a moment of conviviality.
Until a table is free this family consulted the menu.
She heard me speak French and she said me « Au revoir » and « Merci ». We laughed a lot.
« Eat , drink and socialize . »

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Baltimore – Clinton Street – Canton Dockside – Attente Table.

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Baltimore « La Ville du Crabe » – Fells Point – Thames Street 1732.

Emporium Collagia – Luana Kaufmann « Collagist of found imagery ».
The charming jumble of a woman delightfully chatty and visionary who has made great efforts to regain « Mon Français perdu ».

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Thames Street – Emporium Collagia – Luana Kaufmann

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Baltimore « La Ville du Crabe » – Canton – Clinton Street – Canton Dockside

Canton Dockside . A restaurant renowned for the quality of its crabs.
Busy and friendly. It  worth the wait.

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Baltimore – Clinton Street – Canton Dockside

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Baltimore « La Ville du Crabe » – Little Italy – President Street.

Mo’s Fisherman’s Wharf Sea Food.
I have not tasted but the facade is beautiful.

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Baltimore – President Street – Mo’s Fisherman’s Wharf – Sea Food

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Baltimore « La Ville du Crabe ».

Old Bay « The taste of Baltimore » – « Baltimore in a box ».Ideal with seafood , shrimps, lobsters and crabs.
Seasoning imagined in Baltimore in 1939 by Gustav Brunn , a Jewish immigrant from Nazi Germany (with its pepper mill ) after his family managed to get him out of the Buchenwald concentration camp (1938).

McCormick and Co. bought the company in 1990. The recipe is still secret .
It has been said that Gustav Brunn had worked for McCormick & Company on arrival in Baltimore in 1938 and had been fired after one week.
McCormick said he had no record of the incident.

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Baltimore – Inner Harbor – Pratt Street Pavilion – Baltimore in a box – Old Bay

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Baltimore « Ville du Rock »- Canton – Waterfront Park – WTMD’s First Thursday Concerts.

American songwriter Andy Bopp was born in Baltimore. On Thursday, June 2, he performed in his hometown at WTMD First Thursday Concerts in Canton Waterfront Park.
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Baltimore – Canton – Waterfront Park – Concert de Rock – Andy Bopp

« Cannibal »  « Blisters and Thorns ». Andy Bopp.

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Baltimore « Ville du Rock » – Canton – Waterfront Park – WTMD’s First Thursday Concerts.

American songwriter Andy Bopp was born in Baltimore. On Thursday, June 2, he performed in his hometown at WTMD First Thursday Concerts in Canton Waterfront Park.
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Baltimore – Canton – Waterfront Park – Concert de Rock – Andy Bopp.

« Every Word »  « Blisters and Thorns » . Andy Bopp. 

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Baltimore « Ville du Rock » – Baltimore – Fells Point – Broadway – Bluesman.

You can never have too much bass.
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Baltimore – Fells Point – Broadway – Joueur de Blues.

« Broken Highway »  Andy Bopp and « Modern Ruins ».

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Baltimore « The spirit of the writer Edgar Allan Poe » – Fells Point – Fleet Street.

Two guys talking in front of the laundry.

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Fleet Street.

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Baltimore « The spirit of the writer Edgar Allan Poe » – Inner Harbor – Market Place – Deathfest 2016.

In May, the  » Maryland Deathfest  » is the great death metal festival in the United States.
80 international bands perform over 4 days.
This image reminded me : Quoth the Raven « Nevermore » who beat the poem  » The Raven  » by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Baltimore – Inner Harbor – Market Place – Death Fest 2016.

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Baltimore « The spirit of the writer Edgar Allan Poe » – Inner Harbor – Market Place – Deathfest 2016.

In May, the  » Maryland Deathfest  » is the great death metal festival in the United States.
80 international bands perform over 4 days.

 » The furious and triumphant march of the Valkyries . »

I have not seen this three girls who occupied the entire sidewalk width.  I instinctively shot them without focus . The time to turn around, they had disappeared into the crowd as elusive Amazons.
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Baltimore – Inner Harbor – Market Place – Death Fest 2016.

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Baltimore « The spirit of the writer Edgar Allan Poe » – Fells Point – Thames Street.

Daily Grind – Pause.
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Baltimore – Fells Point – Thames Street – Daily Grind – Pause

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Baltimore « The spirit of the writer Edgar Allan Poe » – Fells Point – Broadway – The Karmic Connection.

The Karmic Connection. Retail store like no other.
… Smoking Accessories, Cigarettes, Cigars, Herbals, Detoxify, Scales, Incense/Oils, Spiritual Items, Jewelry, International Art, Clothing, Gifts …

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Broadway – The Karmic Connection.

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Baltimore « Doorway to a new life »  – Fell’s Point – Aliceanna Street – H&S Bakery.

Second only to New-York, Baltimore in the late 1800s and the early 1900s welcomed immigrants and was a doorway to a new life for millions. Fleeing war and famine they were seeking more confortables lives and religious freedom.
« The long ocean trip ended in Baltimore and the great unknown was before them. »
H & S Bakery . « American success story  » of Families Paterakis and Tsakalos Greeks immigrants. Today the bakery employs over 2,000 people.

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Baltimore Fells Point – H&S Bakery

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Baltimore – « Doorway to a new life » – Fells Point – Fleet Street – Krakus Deli.

Krakus Deli – Walter Flis.
« The Best Polish Deli On the East Coast »

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Baltimore – Fleet Street – Krakus Deli – Walter Flis – « The Best Polish Deli On the East Coast »

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Baltimore « Living Classrooms » – Fells Point – Broadway.

Beggar sleeping on the street.
Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as « living classrooms. »
Founded in Baltimore in 1985, Living Classrooms Foundation combines one of the city’s most cherished assets – its beautiful and historic harbor – with some of its most overlooked – the thousands of bright, ambitious children and young adults who are struggling to succeed against terrible odds.
Living Classrooms has developed a distinctive competency in experiential learning — learning by direct experience — or what we call « learning by doing. »

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Broadway

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Baltimore « Living Classrooms » – Fells Point – Aliceanna Street.

The « Living Classrooms Fondation ». Learning by doing.

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Baltimore – Fells Point – Aliceanna Street – Living Classrooms Fondation

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Baltimore « Living Classrooms »

End of Memorial Day in a car dealership in Glen Burnie.
Hat from « Hat in the Belfry ».
The serenity and trust in the environment of this sleeping baby is what we want for all Baltimore children.
« I’m the face of Baltimore future ».

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Baltimore – Fin de Memorial day dans une concession automobile.

« I’M the face of Baltimore Future »  

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