I went to Baltimore for a business trip in October 2011. I took the photo above from my hotel room window. Having never been to Baltimore before, I envisioned it to be either like The Wire or a John Waters movie. Of course, it was neither.
Work trips always put in us in a nice part of town, and the waterfront was very picturesque. From the large window where I spent most of my meeting, I could see the harbor and the Baltimore Ravens stadium. One of our bus drivers told us that the entire waterfront area had only really been developed in the last 10 years (part of Stringer Bell’s investment portfolio, perhaps).