Promises to be an interesting walk around the harbor with the moon watching over it all.
Domino Sugars, so prominent on the Harbor, it held it's own charm. You don't go to the inner harbor and not see this, it's an old factory but in really nice condition. It gives the place a grounding in nostalgia that would be lost without it.
The aquarium is spectacularly great, so many interesting critters and an indoor rain forest with sloths (who refused to un-sloth from their entangled nap to be photographed, curmudgeons). The jelly fish might have been the highlight though. The graceful underwater ballet is both breathtaking and mildly unnerving. Hypnotic.
There is a pleasant and well thought out mix of the old and the new all around the harbor area. In certain areas I could imagine the noir of an early time.
This is calypso the sea turtle. She lives in the Maryland Aquarium and loves lettuce which she gets in abundance (along with other savory delights) each day. She was found off the Long Island Sound with a companion. Since they live in the tropics it's unusual to find them that far north. Possibly she was a released "pet".
The hotel had satellite TV. Why? If a pigeon flew past the dish the signal made weird images on the TV. It fascinated me some of the strange designs that popped up.
Gratuitous whispy clouds.
From my hotel room window, this was part of my view, it looked like one of those brain teasers.
All tucked in for the night.
From my hotel room window. I didn't have a harbor view so I had to enjoy what I did have.
So perfect, so beautiful, so deadly.
Satellite's out again.
Gargantuan kayak's, designed for a crew. I eventually got to see them on the water in the distance. I first thought they were crew boats until I saw the members paddling.
Somewhere between Harbor East and Fell's Point the view becomes decidedly more industrial. That ship in the distance never moved in the 3 weeks and we never determined what kind of ship it was. It was catamaran and at the back you can see it's open with some sort of ramp or gate, presumably for loading something. It looked vaguely military with no insignia whatsoever which was the only stealth thing about it since it's ridiculously massive.
This oddly painted hotel was just up the street out the window of my room. I took small comfort in knowing that they didn't have any better view than I did and apparently much worse curtains.
Still grumpy lion fish.
Guess what went out again. I'm becoming obsessed with photographing it.
The moon is following me.
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...
That's a Moray!
Unfortunate looking thing isn't it?
This was so looming in the night. More romantic at night, like ships passing.
The pride of the Inner Harbor. She is painted the colors of the sunset and the sea.
Ok what the heck is this? Is it a dry dock for military vessels? Why not a name, a flag, a sign? Identify yourself you grotesque behemoth!
It's difficult to get a bad view from a restaurant in the Inner Harbor, we never succeeded.
Even the sky decided to be charming.
I think I went down the wrong alley!
(yes, the sign is photoshopped)
The whole inner harbor seems to have these odd vignettes.
Part of a mirrored tree. Ever sparkle tree?
Window washing, old school.