Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Baltimore MD Trip

This week I'm in Baltimore MD while my wife attends a conference for her work. Unfortunately, once again, all the things we would like to see close at 4:30 before she is even out of the conference. We took a walk last night to at least see what was in walking distance. Here is a few pictures, not particularly good ones, but pictures none the less.

The Constellation at dock in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. This was the last fully rigged sailing ship built by the US Navy in 1854. The first time I visited this ship back 1991 they had just discovered that this was not the original Constellation which was built in 1797. This discovery occurred during a renovation when ship they were working on did not match the plans they had for the vessel. That's when a search of the US Navy records revealed that the original Constellation had been broken up the year before the second Constellation was built, so there was no significant gap in the records for the two ships. 

There is a World Trade Center on the Baltimore Harbor (something I did not know) and they have a memorial out front to the NY World Trade Center. That's a piece of steel from NY on a marble base that shows a timeline and the list of people, that I assume, were from MD.

Blocks from the Pentagon

And the memorial to flight 93 that went down before it could strike its target due to the actions of its passengers and crew.

USS Torsk (SS-423), the last US Submarine to launch torpedoes and sink a warship in WWII for the US Navy. She is a Tench Class submarine and served in the fleet till 1968. She was decommissioned in 1972.

A statue to Babe Ruth at Camden Yards. He never played for the Orioles but he grow up in Baltimore apparently.

The retired number for one of my favorite players, Cal Ripkin

An overview of Camden yards, just around the corner from the hotel we are staying in.

A cool building next to Camden Yards, I have no idea what it is or what its for.

The Bromo Seltzer clock tower, they are doing a little restoration on the top.

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