Christmas Market at the Inner Harbor
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While Little Italy was in one direction from the hotel, the Jonestown neighborhood was in the other. Jonestown is one of the oldest districts of Baltimore, founded in 1732. As such, it is full of historic houses and buildings, including two National Landmarks. I went on a photowalk though the neighborhood on a cold, but now beautifully sunny, Sunday morning. Here one finds the Shot Tower (a tower that was used in the manufacutre of lead shot), the Flag House (where the Star-Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry was made), and more.
Checking out of the Fairfield Inn around 11:00, we drve a few blocks over to the Inner Harbor. Inner Harbor is the original Port of Baltimore, but it is now redeveloped as an entertainment and shopping district.
Our goal was the Christmas Market, set up at one end of the Inner Harbor. There were outside stalls as well as a large indoor display area. The indoor area was more on the order of a craft show. But, Käthe Wohlfahrt was also inside in one of the German firm's American appearances. There was a long queue to get in to Käthe Wohlfahrt. Americans do like it, and we added to our collection. Lunch was Weisswurst with Sauerkraut, keeping up the German Christmas Market tradition.