The view from the 27th floor & a few favorites

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The view from the 27th floor, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.

At the top of Baltimore’s World Trade Center at the Inner Harbor. I’m proud of this photo.
Baltimore Aquarium in background
A view from the walk ways of the Baltimore Aquarium. Those are paddle boats.
Masts of the Constellation
The Civil War ship ‘The Constellation’ showing it’s masts.
Sean with Aquarium behind him
Sean with Aquarium behind him.
View of the harbor-wooden fence
Fort McHenry with harbor in background
Yound lady building fire to wash clothes
Young lady building a fire to wash clothes at Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry residences

Fort McHenry became famous when the British tried to attack Baltimore during the War of 1812. When the bombardment began on September 13, 1814, there were 1,000 soldiers defending the fort. Some were federal soldiers who were stationed at Fort McHenry all the time. Many were volunteers from the city of Baltimore. Their commanding officer was Major George Armistead. For 25 hours, the British bombarded Fort McHenry, but the fort’s artillery fire kept the British away. Baltimore was saved.

Col. George Armistead statue
Captain George Armistead-only lived to be 38.
Francis Scott Key was in a ship and saw the ‘Star Bangled Banner’ still flying, thus inspiring the American National Anthem which became the ‘official’ national anthem in 1931.
Key sees the American flag 'at dawn's early light'

3 responses »

  1. I didn’t know an actual battle inspired the National Anthem. What great pics! I would love to paddle around on those cute boats on a hot summer day.

  2. I didn’t know an actual battle inspired the National Anthem. What great pics! I would love to paddle around on those cute boats on a hot summer day.

  3. What a great time you’re having in Baltimore:-) I love visiting forts and learning the history behind them. The war of 1812 sure took place in a vast area, even in Niagara Falls! Those paddle boats are awesome, never seen them in that design, so cute. xoxo

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