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An Amazing Day Trip Through Maryland's Baltimore City!

Updated on January 8, 2018
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Alex has taught at two public schools, been accepted into two honorary societies, and traveled the Americas and Europe.

My Home State

My home state is Maryland, so perhaps it won't surprise any of my readers that I absolutely love this place! It looks awful small on a world map, but - oh boy is it big and full of lots of potential adventures to be had!

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland

The Prospects Softly Call To Me

There came a day when I got travel hungry again (as I do at certain times), and I decided on a day trip down (I live farther to the north) to that grand ol' city! I was amped-up and prepared to begin my new task.

Baltimore's Historic Sites Are Legitimate

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland

The Initiation Of A Plan

At first, I was on the lookout for what to do - what exactly were my options? I decided on something that wouldn't depend on dates and times; that is, those historic sites that quietly live all throughout Baltimore.

Outside the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore City, Maryland
Outside the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore City, Maryland

Location Of The Death Of Francis Scott Key

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland

A Concise Note

My grandfather enjoyed much of his youth in the city of Baltimore. Humorously, the man now manages an approximately eight acre farm! I was also born in the city, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A Worthwhile Destination

On Friday the 29th of July, 2016 I made my journey unto the land of the Baltimore Ravens and Edgar Allan Poe. This terrain is a wonderland for historians and a major center for human social interactions.

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland

Worrisome Traffic Issues

It took me a while, but I eventually found a place where I could park (for a reasonable, but considerable price). I will warn the denizens of my articles that traffic is noticeably alerting in this city. Baltimore is not for the faint of heart, by any means whatsoever.

Baltimore City, Maryland, United States of America
Baltimore City, Maryland, United States of America

A Simple Suggested Activity

One of my favorite things to do when in Baltimore, is to stand near the edge of a skyscraper. Indeed, I performed such an exercise this venture into the city's jungles. I have forever loved the thrill of standing to the side of a deadly drop! The gushing floods of adrenaline is possibly a prime factor in my desire to participate in travel.

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore City, Maryland

Introducing A New Monument

Although a large number of people are aware of the Washington Monument located within the city-state of Washington, D.C. - not quite as many individuals are wise to the existence of a Washington Monument in Baltimore. This is very sad, because the Washington Monument in Baltimore is an incredible example of Baltimore's historic architecture!

Outside the Washington Monument in Baltimore City, Maryland
Outside the Washington Monument in Baltimore City, Maryland

Quest To The Top

I was capable of claiming possession to the memory of an experience walking to the uppermost quarters of this structure. The rigorous trek to the peak consists of 227 steps! The inspiring view from the tower's crown is well-worth the exercise.

Outside of the Washington Monument in Baltimore City, Maryland
Outside of the Washington Monument in Baltimore City, Maryland

The Statue Prologue

The Washington Monument is majestic and wonderful. However, this item of our current concentration is far from the only statue-related component inside this city! Mount Vernon Place is brimming with statues and monuments of all sorts, shapes, sizes, and types!

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From within the Washington Monument, Baltimore City, Maryland
From within the Washington Monument, Baltimore City, Maryland
From within the Washington Monument, Baltimore City, Maryland

The Historian's Intellectual Aphrodisiac

Statues are my muses; they say my name and I am tempted to reposition myself to be present near their locations. Historic statues have an additional charm about them. They are like paused dreams.

The Marquis de Lafayette Statue in Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
The Marquis de Lafayette Statue in Baltimore City, Maryland, USA

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Landscape photograph including the Barye Lion Statue in Baltimore City, MD
Landscape photograph including the Barye Lion Statue in Baltimore City, MD
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The Roger B. Taney Statue, prior to its removal from the city, in Baltimore City, MD
The Roger B. Taney Statue, prior to its removal from the city, in Baltimore City, MD

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The Sea Urchin Statue located at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore City, MD
The Sea Urchin Statue located at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore City, MD

Farewell And Good Day

I still revel in the multitudes of joys of each and every one of my memories in Baltimore City. Baltimore is relevant, gorgeous, interesting, and unique. There exist an exciting quantity of memorable operations to engage in whilst in this wonderful place!

© 2018 Alexander James Guckenberger

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    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      8 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      You will love it! Just always take friends and always be safe.

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      Jenn 

      8 months ago from Pennsylvania

      I went to Baltimore like 4 or 5 years ago- it was a pretty fun and interesting experience. I will have to go back some time to find and further explore these sites!

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      8 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Mary, just be careful in the city. I feel comfortable going alone, because I'm a pretty big guy. Please bring company if you go; there's strength in numbers. :)

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      Mary Norton 

      8 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I don't think I have been to Baltimore but will find time to visit it.

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