Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tuesdays About Town

Baltimore is extremely charming, it really is. In fact, we call our city "Charm City," "The City That Reads," and "The Greatest City In America." These titles are arguable by many, but let's not go there today. Instead I'd like to share one of the characteristics that makes Baltimore charming to me.

Baltimoreans are extremely proud of their homes. As you saw before in a previous "Tuesdays About Town," home owners will decorate their spaces in very interesting ways. Decoration can be in the form of window screen art (click link above), window decorations (such as figurines, stuffed animals, etc.), candles, artwork, or sometimes... flowers.

Seems standard, yes? Au contraire! Many home owners plant plastic flowers. I'll say that again. Many home owners plant plastic flowers. It's true, in the photos I have here, these flowers are 100% synthetic, and it's extremely common to see plastic flowers planted all over East Baltimore (and maybe in Federal Hill).

Consider it: They look gorgeous all spring, summer and fall, and they require little to no maintenance.

Man I love this city. And I love these people. They're both so charming.



Blogger Marie said...

Mmmmmm. may have to think about that. wonder if my black thumb can kill plastic flowers...

July 11, 2006 8:59 AM  
Anonymous brian sacawa said...

geez, plastic flowers...audio books...what is this world coming to!!!!?? j/k...

July 11, 2006 7:01 PM  
Blogger Missy B said...

That would never work here, they would melt. They are kind of neat though. I hope all goes well tomorrow.

July 11, 2006 7:54 PM  

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