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#1 mweb08

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 09:52 PM

This is my top 10 Baltimore attractions if I were to put together a list for a travel magazine. So this isn't necessarily my favorite attractions. I'm not considering neighborhoods in this.

1. National Aquarium: A top 5 aquarium in the county.

2. American Visionary Art Museum: A great and rather unusual art museum.

3. Orioles Park: One of the premier ballparks in the world.

4. Fort McHenry: Great historic sight.

5. B&O Railroad Museum: Plenty of historical significance here, but the real draw is the amazing train collection.

6. Baltimore Museum of Art: A more traditional art museum that is done very well and free.

7. The Walters Art Museum: An interesting and historic collection which is also free to the public.

8. Historic Ships: Pretty cool to check out and there's nice views of the harbor, federal hill, etc.

9. Maryland Science Center: A very good science museum featuring a fun interactive exhibit along with dinosaurs.

10. Reginald F. Lewis Museum: Does a great job of showing the history of African Americans in Maryland.
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:00 PM

For a tourist destination, or travel magazine, maybe pick your favorite art museum for the list, but sub out the other two with the Babe Ruth museum (tons of cultural significance) and the Edgar Allen Poe house.

Or not. Arts people probably appreciate the different types on display at the different places. Could combine Babe Ruth museum as the Pregame before taking in a game at Yard for the total baseball experience.
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:40 PM

For a tourist destination, or travel magazine, maybe pick your favorite art museum for the list, but sub out the other two with the Babe Ruth museum (tons of cultural significance) and the Edgar Allen Poe house.

Or not. Arts people probably appreciate the different types on display at the different places. Could combine Babe Ruth museum as the Pregame before taking in a game at Yard for the total baseball experience.



Well those are all really good art museums and quite different from each other.

The Babe Ruth Museum is definitely worth visiting, but it's not on the level of the art museums imo.

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:54 PM

10) McCulloh Homes - where The Pit is that D’Angleo Barksdale sold product

 

9) Conklin St between Pulaski Hwy and Eastern Ave, to find a hooker

 

8) Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, for a remedy from what you picked up from said hooker (conveniently only about 10 blocks east of Conklin!)

 

7) The Rt 40 expressway in West Baltimore (a.k.a. the Highway to Nowhere), no better monument to Baltimore’s futility when it comes to building transportation infrastructure

 

6) Ritz Cabaret (a.k.a. Orlando’s strip club in The Wire)

 

5) The Block….as long as you’re hitting up strip clubs…

 

4) Royal Farms Arena….Baltimore’s building futility doesn’t just end with transportation.

 

3) The park at the NE corner of Bond and Chase Sts….where Marlo Stanfield held court.

 

2) Lexington Terrace - Avon’s high rises

 

1) 1800 block of N Bethel St - Hamsterdam!


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:07 PM

10) McCulloh Homes - where The Pit is that D’Angleo Barksdale sold product
 
9) Conklin St between Pulaski Hwy and Eastern Ave, to find a hooker
 
8) Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, for a remedy from what you picked up from said hooker (conveniently only about 10 blocks east of Conklin!)
 
7) The Rt 40 expressway in West Baltimore (a.k.a. the Highway to Nowhere), no better monument to Baltimore’s futility when it comes to building transportation infrastructure
 
6) Ritz Cabaret (a.k.a. Orlando’s strip club in The Wire)
 
5) The Block….as long as you’re hitting up strip clubs…
 
4) Royal Farms Arena….Baltimore’s building futility doesn’t just end with transportation.
 
3) The park at the NE corner of Bond and Chase Sts….where Marlo Stanfield held court.
 
2) Lexington Terrace - Avon’s high rises
 
1) 1800 block of N Bethel St - Hamsterdam!



I think they have bus tours for famous shows like The Sopranos and Sex and the City. Should totally put together a Wire bus tour. Have to make people sign a waiver though. Not responsible for their safety.
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:15 PM

I think they have bus tours for famous shows like The Sopranos and Sex and the City. Should totally put together a Wire bus tour. Have to make people sign a waiver though. Not responsible for their safety.

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/The_Wire_Tour


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:16 PM

I was going to list the convenience store where Omar ate that bullet from the little kid, but no idea where that actually is.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:01 AM

I was going to list the convenience store where Omar ate that bullet from the little kid, but no idea where that actually is.

 

You'd think whoever owns it would make sure everybody knows... he could sell Omar stuff...  I'd kinda like to have a duster like his  ;-)


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:25 AM

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:29 AM

This is my top 10 Baltimore attractions if I were to put together a list for a travel magazine. So this isn't necessarily my favorite attractions. I'm not considering neighborhoods in this.

1. National Aquarium: A top 5 aquarium in the county.

2. American Visionary Art Museum: A great and rather unusual art museum.

3. Orioles Park: One of the premier ballparks in the world.

4. Fort McHenry: Great historic sight.

5. B&O Railroad Museum: Plenty of historical significance here, but the real draw is the amazing train collection.

6. Baltimore Museum of Art: A more traditional art museum that is done very well and free.

7. The Walters Art Museum: An interesting and historic collection which is also free to the public.

8. Historic Ships: Pretty cool to check out and there's nice views of the harbor, federal hill, etc.

9. Maryland Science Center: A very good science museum featuring a fun interactive exhibit along with dinosaurs.

10. Reginald F. Lewis Museum: Does a great job of showing the history of African Americans in Maryland.

 

Go back to SoCal ;-)


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:42 AM

What other 4 aquariums from Baltimore County make your top 5 list? ;)


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 04:46 PM

What other 4 aquariums from Baltimore County make your top 5 list? ;)

 

The one in my grandfather's house is OK.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:43 PM

This is my top 10 Baltimore attractions if I were to put together a list for a travel magazine. So this isn't necessarily my favorite attractions. I'm not considering neighborhoods in this.


1. National Aquarium: A top 5 aquarium in the county.


2. American Visionary Art Museum: A great and rather unusual art museum.


3. Orioles Park: One of the premier ballparks in the world.


4. Fort McHenry: Great historic sight.


5. B&O Railroad Museum: Plenty of historical significance here, but the real draw is the amazing train collection.


6. Baltimore Museum of Art: A more traditional art museum that is done very well and free.


7. The Walters Art Museum: An interesting and historic collection which is also free to the public.


8. Historic Ships: Pretty cool to check out and there's nice views of the harbor, federal hill, etc.


9. Maryland Science Center: A very good science museum featuring a fun interactive exhibit along with dinosaurs.


10. Reginald F. Lewis Museum: Does a great job of showing the history of African Americans in Maryland.

 
Go back to SoCal ;-)


I guess I'm not getting the joke.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:45 PM

What other 4 aquariums from Baltimore County make your top 5 list? ;)



Ha. Obviously I meant country.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:46 PM

I guess I'm not getting the joke.

 

Orioles Park.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:54 PM

I guess I'm not getting the joke.

 
Orioles Park.


Was that in bold or something? Can't tell since I'm on Tapatalk. Either way, that's not helping me get the joke. Guess I'm being dense.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:55 PM

Would you trust a Yankee fan who said they were going to a game at Yankees Stadium? :-)

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"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:01 PM

Would you trust a Yankee fan who said they were going to a game at Yankees Stadium? :-)



Eh, whatever. I almost always just call it Camden Yards.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:07 PM

Eh, whatever. I almost always just call it Camden Yards.


At least you know now why we were teasing you!

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:28 PM

Eh, whatever. I almost always just call it Camden Yards.

 

You mean Camden's Yard?


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