A museum of pop culture? Yes, please! Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore is exactly that — “dedicated to presenting the story of popular culture since the nation’s earliest days in an entertaining and educational fashion so that our guests have the unique opportunity to walk through a timeline that parallels and is entwined with history as a whole.” Continue reading →
It’s the end of yet another awesome year — our travels took us to National Parks, site-specific installations, and quirky museums, and through some incredible buildings. We started the year in Denver, where we peeped Colorado Crush, an annual celebration of hip hop culture. Continue reading →
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of small, niche museums like the Fire Museum in Cincinnati. Baltimore’s Globe Collection and Press isn’t quite that, although its extensive collection of letterpress type, cuts, engravings and posters is worthy of a museum. Continue reading →
I assume that Distilled London is or was a gin. This three-story tall ghost sign was spotted in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, on the corner of West Ostend and South Hanover Sts. Continue reading →
Read’s Drug Store was a Baltimore-based chain, and in 1955 its downtown store was the site of a student-led sit-in calling for desegregation of the lunch counter. I’m not sure where in Baltimore I spotted this terrazzo sign, but it’s not the downtown location.
This cool, huge building is located on West Ostend St. in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. It’s a majestic two-in-one: Durapak Co. and Vac Pak Co. — Printers, Converters, Flexible Packaging! Continue reading →