The first time I was sent to Baltimore , not going to lie, the only thing I thought of was scenes from The Wire. (Which for anyone hasn’t watched it, is a brilliant drama about the drug trade, an angle which, as you might expect, gives a rather gritty view of the city.)
But there’s a reason Baltimore gets called Charm City and a walk around the harbour shows that off. The historic centre of Baltimore clusters around the inner harbour.
I’ve certainly learned the more than the odd bit of American history – so join me for a quick photo diary tour around the harbour.
Federal Hill from across the harbour
This has the most gorgeous views over downtown and the volleyball courts on Rash Field.
Once you’ve taken all the photos and climbed down the approximately 1500 steps that lead up to the top of the hill, you’re right beside the water.
I love the architecture here – the way the shapes merge into something like a semi abstract painting.
By the way these photos were taken during three trips to Baltinore over the last year, so that’s why there’s snow, summer sunshine and winter time views.