Maintenance Repairs Bring Charles Street Traffic to a Halt

A large sinkhole opened up in the vicinity of Charles Street recently, bringing downtown traffic to a standstill. The ensuing maintenance repairs took teams of engineers several weeks to complete, but it afforded passers by a rare glimpse of what goes on beneath our city streets. The complex systems that are right under our feet [...]

By | 2016-11-28T15:14:40+00:00 November 28th, 2016|1201 Blog, Federal Hill Baltimore|Comments Off on Maintenance Repairs Bring Charles Street Traffic to a Halt

The Iconic Orange and Black Baltimore Orioles

Ask people to name a bird associated with Baltimore, and the answer will quite probably be: Baltimore Orioles. While the sporting image is the one  best known, the real bird is itself quite a fascinating subject. This iconic symbol of Baltimore’s baseball fame, is actually one of nine separate varieties of Orioles found across the [...]

By | 2016-11-22T15:18:32+00:00 November 14th, 2016|1201 Blog|Comments Off on The Iconic Orange and Black Baltimore Orioles

Charles Street Baltimore Public Transport

Since the early decades of the 20th century, the motor car has become one of society’s indispensable and most widely sought after necessities. Probably more so in America than in most other countries, a home without a car is regarded as a home lacking in one of life’s basic conveniences. Just getting most large cities [...]

By | 2016-11-22T15:18:32+00:00 September 27th, 2016|1201 Blog|Comments Off on Charles Street Baltimore Public Transport

Federal Hill Apartments Fascinate Foreign Tourists

My wife and I were strolling around Federal Hill, Baltimore, showing the sights to a couple of good friends, who had come over to visit from South Africa. Walking down the street, they remarked on an interesting phenomenon that is a familiar part of the scene in the downtown areas of many American cities. They [...]

By | 2016-08-09T14:36:12+00:00 August 9th, 2016|1201 Blog|Comments Off on Federal Hill Apartments Fascinate Foreign Tourists

Buckingham Palace to Charles Street, Baltimore

Queen Elizabeth ll The Longest Reigning British Monarch The British Royals have been in the news again lately with Queen Elizabeth celebrating her 90th birthday as the longest ever reigning British monarch. Surpassing even the mammoth 63 years 7 month long reign of her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, the Queen amazingly continues to fill her [...]

By | 2016-11-22T15:18:32+00:00 June 20th, 2016|1201 Blog|Comments Off on Buckingham Palace to Charles Street, Baltimore

Charles Street & Federal Hill Attractions

Out and About  in Charles Street Baltimore - Feeling the Buzz Friends of ours who were visiting the United States from England, remarked how different and trendy the street scene was in Charles Street in downtown Baltimore, compared to their quiet suburban streets in North West London.  They were absolutely fascinated by the exciting street [...]

By | 2016-11-22T15:18:32+00:00 May 31st, 2016|1201 Blog|Comments Off on Charles Street & Federal Hill Attractions

Why Baltimore is a popular tourist destination

The Magnetic Appeal of the East Coast Cities One of the reasons Baltimore is a popular tourist destination with visitors to the United States, is because of its easy accessibility, situated as it is, on the famous East Coast tourist route stretching from New York through Philadelphia and down to Washington DC. Tourists planning a first [...]

By | 2016-11-22T15:18:32+00:00 May 16th, 2016|1201 Blog|Comments Off on Why Baltimore is a popular tourist destination

Buying Versus Renting – The Age Old Question

Where to Start? For many newly married young couples making their first foray into the property market, the choice between buying a home or renting one, can be a daunting decision. The same, of course, applies to families moving to a new city where conditions may be very different from the old place. So it’s [...]

By | 2016-11-22T15:18:33+00:00 April 25th, 2016|1201 Blog|Comments Off on Buying Versus Renting – The Age Old Question

Federal Hill : The Home of Inner City Startups and Entrepreneurs

The Changing Face of the Federal Hill Community Long gone are the days when Federal Hill was a decaying inner city neighborhood, where property values were depressingly low, and dilapidated vacant buildings lined many of the run-down streets. Only forty to fifty years ago this was the unfortunate reality, with little hope of change in [...]

By | 2016-11-22T15:18:33+00:00 April 12th, 2016|1201 Blog|Comments Off on Federal Hill : The Home of Inner City Startups and Entrepreneurs

Baltimore Inner Harbor Historic Ships: Faithful Servants in War and Peace

Many thousands of tourists head to the Baltimore Inner Harbor each year, to explore the fascinating museum attractions moored there. These classic showpieces span 200 years of American naval history, providing a historic glimpse into the naval world of yesteryear. What follows is a brief glimpse of the highly varied and exciting careers of just [...]

By | 2016-11-22T15:18:33+00:00 March 28th, 2016|1201 Blog, Baltimore Inner Harbor|Comments Off on Baltimore Inner Harbor Historic Ships: Faithful Servants in War and Peace