Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Greetings from Baltimore!

A couple weekends ago, I celebrated my birthday with a trip to Baltimore, MD, one of my favorite cities in the known universe!

I was accompanied by my co-blogger Rigbymel and several family members.  We saw an Orioles game at Camden Yards (they lost to the Yankees, but it was still a good time).  We also took a Water Taxi from the Inner Harbor to Fells Point, where we had some pizza at Baltimore's locally owned Brick Oven Pizza. We crammed in just about everything you can do in a single afternoon, and it was cooler than usual for the summer.  All in all, it was a great day.  But we had a "classic tv"-related added bonus.

The Fells Point Water Taxi stop just happens to be next to the old City Recreation Pier.  This famously served as the exterior of the police station on Homicide: Life On The Street, one of the best series of the 1990s and in my opinion, the best police procedural drama of all time.  We featured a review of Homicide's Christmas episode last December. 

Cast of Homicide poses on the steps of the Recreation Pier.
So we figured it would make for a good blog photo-op!

The Baltimore P.D. gets two new detectives!
Here's the same spot from the series' 1994 Christmas episode:

We were a bit taken aback by the current state of the building.  The Recreation Pier has fallen into disrepair in the 15 years since Homicide ended.  Note the peeling paint on the lampposts in the above photo.  But  we've since learned that the Pier will be repaired and converted into a hotel, more info about that project here.

That's all for now, check back soon for this blog's celebration of Christmas In July!


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