Christmas Market at the Inner Harbor

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Jonestown district across Jones Falls

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.

Fava Building, adaptive reuse as 1840s Plaza event center
The National Aquarium, Maryland Science Musuem, and Harborplace are all here. Harborplace, a restaurant and retail deveopment that opened in 1980, ransformed the whole area. It is one of the most successfull examples of urban renewal and an anchor for downtown development. (Unlike many American ciites, Baltimore retains an active and lived-in downtown.)

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.

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Jonestown district across Jones Fa…
Jonestown district across Jones F…
Fava Building, adaptive reuse as 1…
Fava Building, adaptive reuse as …
Baltimore Phoenix Shot Tower (1828)
Baltimore Phoenix Shot Tower (1828)
St. Vincent De Paul Church (1841)
St. Vincent De Paul Church (1841)
Fraternal Order of Police Memorial…
Fraternal Order of Police Memoria…
Thorowgood Smith House (ca. 1790)
Thorowgood Smith House (ca. 1790)
Jonestown district
Jonestown district
Carroll Mansion (1811)
Carroll Mansion (1811)
Flag House
Flag House
Flag House at night
Flag House at night
Harborplace (1980)
Harborplace (1980)
Baltimore World Trade Center (1977)
Baltimore World Trade Center (1977)
Inner Harbor district
Inner Harbor district
Red Buoyant, sculpture by Mary Ann…
Red Buoyant, sculpture by Mary An…
Baltimore Christmas Village
Baltimore Christmas Village
Baltimore Christmas Village
Baltimore Christmas Village
In the spirit of the season
In the spirit of the season
Baltimore Christmas Village
Baltimore Christmas Village
Käthe Wohlfahrt
Käthe Wohlfahrt
Käthe Wohlfahrt nutcracker
Käthe Wohlfahrt nutcracker
Baltimore skyline
Baltimore skyline
Bromo Selzer Tower
Bromo Selzer Tower
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