BALTIMORE

Through Gwynn's Falls mill corridor trail and old railroad worker housing, to institutions, Black section, universities and eastside historic and commercial

BALTIMORE

Relentless rowhouses, accented by murals. These in southwest Baltimore's Pigtown are typical of the estimated 10,000 I walked by one Saturday

montreal - hochelaga

Poetry in this space said something like: "It's late, it's dark, and that which is projected by the police illuminate the days with what we wish to see..." the poet's epitaph said he died in 2000

Charleston King St architectural mix

Charleston King St architectural mix

one of the main tourist centers

Emanuel AME Church in the old city

Emanuel AME Church in the old city

An historic church targeted by a radicalized young white male in 2015, killing 9 african americans.

Aiken-Rhett house downtown

Aiken-Rhett house downtown

Aiken-Rhett house, a gracious plantation style, was built by one of the 5 wealthiest rice planters in the state, who also was a Governor.

old marketplace

old marketplace

1790s City Market today has day stalls for local arts and craftpersons

old city center, near bay

old city center, near bay

without the major corporate headquarters found in industrial centers, nor large scale land use of factories, the city center skyline is punctuated only by churches

cluster of public buildings

cluster of public buildings

the approach to the only civic center in this downtown-less city. The Federal Court building and post office (left foreground); a County building (left, back); St Michael's church; and city hall in the backdrop

historic U.S. Customs Building

historic U.S. Customs Building

built at the port, it shows the significant federal government role in coastal city development.

a Confederate flag

a Confederate flag

this one hung at Fort Sumter when taken over by the rebels.

military base across the harbor

military base across the harbor

since the Civil War, the military presence is significant

Citadel military college

Citadel military college

this state-supported college offers a variety of courses of study, and cadets may enter any branch of the U.S. military

East harborfront view

East harborfront view

alongside the huge port, which receives massive cruise ships, a series of linked waterfront parks begins.

Cutty's bar in gentrifying area

Cutty's bar in gentrifying area

Cutty's, an old african american speakeasy now transformed by hipsters in a neighborhood on the cusp of pretty much everything at once.

historic homes on harbor

historic homes on harbor

This segment of waterfront park is a seawall of at least 10 feet in height, to protect against hurricanes.

CHarleston

philadelphia

boston

Historic north end to industrial port, Irish section, and university peninsula, across racially diverse area to Olmsted preserve and affluent Back Bay

West side medical center and universities south through historic Schuykill River industry, across lower income section, north through historic redevelopments and National Park, through near northside residential to Franklin Parkway cultural center.

old colonies

new york city

chicago

Historic Bronzeville southside to University of Chicago area, north along lakeshore trail, west through Chinatown and old industrial river corridor to university of Illinois to Greektown and subdivisions south of commercial center.

32 mile circle around Manhattan, through restored Hudson River trail, commercial center, historic lower eastside residential and Brooklyn Bridge, to midtown, through Central Park, Harlem and universities and south to Times Square entertainment.

regional centers

pittsburgh

cleveland

Riverfront heritage trail from Golden Triangle downtown, to Southside Carson Street mixed use commercial corridor, then across Hot Metal Bridge to affluent residential neighborhoods, universities, west to Medical Center, Price Hill and warehouse district. 

Historic Cuyahoga River flats and industrial corridor, including Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods, then to ethnic east side; downtown through university and depopulation along Euclid corridor, to cultural center, through Park to Lakeshore Trail. 

st louis

buffalo

Loop through residential northside, including olmstead linked parks, affluent and historic neighborhoods, and south through city center to Larkinville and depopulated section along vacated industrial waterways.

Commercial edge of downtown through depopulated section of Old northside, then east through industry to North Riverfront Trail, south to LaClede Landing, past Arch to Soulard Market area; west along Lafayette, south through affluent area to Tower Grove Park, north on Grand to midtown universities and West end entertainment district, near Forest Park

industrial giants

cincinnati

milwaukee

Historic commercial center through Over-The-Rhine and cultural institutions, to train station and wholesale of old Mill Creek corridor; slope to university and affluent residential areas, to Northside, then south through institutions to Mt Adams slope, Eden Park, and far eastside Walnut neighborhoods. 

Through restored Menominee River valley, to ethnic southside, residential and commercial corridors and north along Milwaukee River to affluent section, and south along lakefront and cultural center.

industrial giants

industrial giants

detroit

Riverfront southwest through small scale industry, past bridge, through old worker areas, north through Mexicantown, north through emptied section near Grand River corridor. Woodbridge and Wayne State University north to New Center commercial and historic neighborhoods, east to North End farms, south through Art Center and Medical Center, east to wholesale market district and empty rail corridor, then downtown.

my hometown

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