29 September, 2009

Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Click on the link to take you her blog so you can check out other outdoor posts.

Today I'm sharing photos of my visit to Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. If you are sight-seeing there, this is the place to go. This photo is the Light Street Pavilion. There are two buildings full of retail shops and places to eat.


Across the harbor is Hard Rock Cafe.


The Lightship Chesapeake:



Baltimore has their own version of the World Trade Center. That is the tall building on the left. You can take the elevator to the top for a view. The other tall building on the right is one of the offices of a company where I used to work.


I am standing in front of the Maryland Science Center looking toward the harbor. The science center has a planetarium and an IMAX Theatre, as well as other science exhibits. The science center was my favorite.








This is an unusual lighthouse.





The USS Constellation. It is open for tours.



Probably the most recognised feature of Inner Harbor is the National Aquarium.




In addition to seeing the fish is a small dolphin show and a 4-D Immersion Theatre. There is a rainforest type room where I took this photo of the parrot.


22 comments:

Riet said...

All your photo's are lovely. What a beautiful place to visit.

mbkatc230 said...

This looks like a fun place to visit! I've heard that Inner Harbor has alot of things to see and do, thanks for sharing! And I love that funny little lighthouse! Kathy

Kammy said...

How fun ! I love that round lighthouse !! I guess most are round....this one is just a bit pudgy....LOL !
Kammy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

We took the kids there a couple of time when they were little -- It's a great place to visit.

Knitty said...

I have always wanted to visit Baltimore and your photos have strengthened that urge. That is a very unusual lighthouse. Is it ok to call a lighthouse "cute"? :)

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Kathleen said...

Thanks for your kind comments..
I love the round lighthouse.
I have been to Baltimore, but I missed that!

Mary said...

What a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing your photos with us. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Terry said...

Great photographing, That is indeed an unusual lighthouse. That is the first one I have ever seen like that.

Beautiful pictures.

daylily777 said...

Fantastic Pics! I would love to visit there , thanks for sharing & thanks for stopping by. ;~)
~Myrna

Baba's Special Babies said...

Hi Karen, what a great place to visit.. I feel like I have taken the tour with you at the Inner Harbor..I would like to go to the IMAX theater..

The lighthouse is so cute ..a great Shape..I just like being around water and boats..

At the rain-forest, the picture you are showing of the bright colored bird is like the one I own..it is a Sun Conure , a small parrot..They can be loud!!!
Mine only says a few words..

Thanks for your visit and for showing us your super pictures.. hugs, Baba

cherry said...

This is an unusual lighthouse indeed and looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thank you for stopping by. Hugs, Cherry

Ms. Bake-it said...

What an interesting place to visit. I love that unique lighthouse!

Thank you for taking us along on your tour.

~ Tracy

LDH said...

It has been so nice visiting Baltimore Harbor with you. It has been about 7 years since we were there and seeing your pictures brought back happy memories!

Thank you for stopping by my place for Outdoor Wednesday and leaving your comment.

Kindly, ldh

Valerie said...

I am so not a city person (but not really a country one either) born and raised in the suburbs. It looks like a nice city though. I visited there once for a conference. I remember the aquarium. Your pictures give a nice overview of the area.

Thanks for stopping by my page and leaving a comment. It's always nice to know who visits!

Jeanne Selep said...

I kept waiting for you to mention the Aquarium... One of my favorite places in Baltimore.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful harbor! I visited that area about 16 years ago when I chaperoned a school trip with my daughter's class..you photos brought back memories.

Becky K. said...

We love Inner Harbor. The last time we were there was with Warren's parents as we had been at Johns Hopkins with his Dad. We'll have to get back over there. Memories and all.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hiya Karen!

Those are some of the most unique shots! I love the light house and those funky antena (sp?)

THanks so much for stopping by my blog -- you are too sweet.

TTFN~~ Claudia

Janie's World said...

Beautiful photos of Baltimore. I've never really thought about it before, but I've heard of a couple of people taking trips there recently and they are loving it. Thanks for sharing.

jeanne said...

Hi Karen, I have been to Baltimore and it is so beautiful. I visited an old church, and art museum which is in someones home from the past. I was in love with Baltimore and the Harbor area too. Thanks for bringing back a fun memory. Love your post.

Hugs...Jeanne

Jean Stockdale said...

What a lovely place! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my pictures of New Orleans. We enjoyed our little day trip there. I traveled with my husband on business and we stayed in the area an extra day to do some site-seeing there. It is lovely and it was good to see the city was intact (in most areas) after coming back from the brink of disaster. Some areas are still badly scarred and my heart hurt to see vacant lots where homes and buildings were demolished, but for the most part the city has survived. Blessings.

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