Monday, September 13, 2010

Chew on This

A little ways down from my school is this old building. It dates back to the days that they used to carve street names on the sides of buildings. It's sorta hard to see, but apparently, Ashland Avenue used to be called Chew Street. Ha!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Dizz

Today for lunch I went to check out the new "Dizz" on the fifteenth floor of a building in Roland Park. Does that building have a name? I suppose it must, but I don't know what it is.

We sat on the north side of the building so we were looking away from the city. It didn't matter though, since it was so rainy you couldn't see very far anyways.

But what a great place to eat! Fantastic location, down-to-earth food, affordable, spectacular views and friendly folks. I can't wait to take Rohaizad there!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Johns Hopkins Mansion

Behind my house there is a park. Behind the park there is a neighborhood. Behind that neighborhood is the old Johns Hopkins estate.

You would think that after all that Johns did for Baltimore, we would keep his old mansion looking ship shape, but instead it looks like a perfect run down haunted house.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Bike Ride

This morning I rode my bike to Fort McHenry. I sat around for about an hour reading a book. Here's the view when I looked up (that's the Key Bridge, by the way):

I wasn't allowed to bring my bicycle into the park grounds, so after I was done reading I strolled around the park and enjoyed the breezes, the history and the sculptures:

Then I rode around the harbor for lunch in Fells Point before riding back home. While riding home, I cut through Clifton Park. I love this spooky old building. The floor inside looks like old Roman baths. Weird.

And I saw another statue in Clifton Park. I think he's trying to see the other statue's butt: