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Calm Baltimore

Brika • 4 minutes read • November 6th, 2015


is the largest city in Maryland, located near the Chesapeake Bay where the battle for American Independence took place in 1781. Now Baltimore is home to a large African-American population (over 60%). Recently this city became known worldwide because of the riots that took place in Baltimore on the day of the funeral of Freddie Gray, who was killed by police. The situation escalated to the point that the National guard were introduced.
Due to its location, Baltimore is ranked first among all port cities on the East coast. City infrastructure is well developed, offering sights, museums, clubs, hotels and shopping for comfortable living and a fun day out. The city is divided into two parts: the North predominantly houses the wealthier citizens of Baltimore. The southern part of the city houses the majority of the African-American community.
Baltimore has also been the location of several feature films including 'Step up', 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'Hairspray' and 'He's Just Not That Into You'.
Walking through Baltimore's 

Inner Harbor

. Water taxis offer visitors a great sightseeing tour through the city including

Fort McHenry.

The Maryland Science Center - a huge area of different scientific exhibits for both children and adults.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Many have heard about Ellis island in New York, where many immigrants arrived to America in the hopes of a better life. In Baltimore, a similar port of entry is the Seven Foot Knoll Light.

The city is being actively developed.

Old port buildings have remained in the Inner Harbor. Some of them are still used today.

And some are being rebuilt and repaired; turned into luxury houses, offices or clubs:

Downtown and port areas are occupied by low-rise housing for the wealthy.

In the distance, the glittering domes of an Orthodox Church:

The Domino sugar factory:

Various ships docked in the harbor:

Some buildings on the banks are decorated with portraits of famous athletes, including Michael Phelps, the most titled swimmer in the world. He was born in the suburbs of Baltimore, and now lives in a prestigious district near the Harbor. Michael Phelps won a record number of Olympic medals and set many records. Below is the portrait of baseball player Cal Ripken Jr., who played for 'The Baltimore Orioles'.

Sailing to the Fells Point district, which had long been a favorite place for entertainment among sailors.

Some of the local bars that come alive when the nightlife begins:

Baltimore is beautiful! 
Author: brika
Translated by: Gian Luka

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