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I'll be going to the state of Maryland for the first time in 2 weeks (March 29th-April 1st of 2006) for a conference (COPC-OUP). I'll be going to the city of Baltimore.

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(conference photos)

DAY #1-Wednesday, March 29th 2006

Landing at BWI Baltimore Washington International

"Landing in Boeing 737-700, port side. On the SE to NW runway (I think). Approx. 16:00 EST on Dec. 12, 2007. Taken with Canon SD 700 IS digicam in video mode. Processed with Adobe Premier Elements 5.0 using the Quicktime post-processor to see how Quicktime works with YouTube videos. "- From: sunrisesurfbum
We arrived around 5pm (EDT) at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. When we got to our hotel , we (David F. and I) were anxious to checkout the city. A hotel staff told us the directions to the famous tourist spot-Inner Harbor (travel guide)

David and I checked out The Harbor Place along Light Street. As we approached the harbor, we first see the USS Constellation...

National Aquarium during the day (more pictures down below)

U.S. Baltimore Sectore Coast Guard ship on port
(* all the pictures above were taken the day after during the during the bus tour)

Baltimore Inner Harbor From the Light Street Pavilion

"View of the Baltimore Inner Harbor from the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace. Taken with Casio EX-S600 - test of uploading unmodified Casio m4s2 avi."- From: APiddler

DAY #2-Thursday, March 30th 2006

During one of the scheduled events of the COPC-HUD National Conference, we had the opportunity to go on tours to different neighborhoods of the city. I chose Tour #5-

Building & Bridging Diverse Neighborhoods

-Mc Elderry Park Neighborhood Association

-Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church/Port Street Garden Project (article)
Rev. Karen L. Brau

-John Hopkins University's campus has and is currently a big economic impact to this neighborhood. Also, they are the largest employer for the state.
Johns Hopkins Campus Tour

"The video is for prospective students to check out how the campus looks like. The video is made by a current student, and is not official. Please enjoy."

We ended the tour at the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.-YO (Youth Opportunity) Center. They had posters of different design plans for this part of Baltimore along the walls of the meeting place. Leaders (young and old) from the community shared their roles of their contribution to this coalition.

Reception at the American Visonary Art Museum

Rachael Ray meets Lusitania made of 194,000 toothpicks

"Food eater Rachael Ray visits the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore and checks out the il-fated Lusitania made from 194,000 toothpicks by chicago folk artist legend Wayne Kusy. For more ships, go to "

-Beautiful Sun Set View from Freedom Hill (trail history)

statue of Samuel Smith in the middle of the park facing Inner Harbor-Downtown Baltimore

DAY #3-Friday, March 31st 2006

Lunch Break at the Mount Vernon Cultural District

A very "nice" community resident, who we (David F. and I) met at the conference invited us (Eric from UofIL-Springfield, and Terry from UofMaryland-College Park) to tour the northern part of the city during our lunch break (12:45p-2:15p)

Related Sites:
Belvedere Hotel, unit 1007, from
"Great efficiency condo in Historic Belvedere Hotel. Located in the heard of Baltimore's Mt. Vernon cultural district"

Out Around Town

After taking an afternoon nap before venturing out late Friday evening, I went to check out the east area of the hotel. First, I walked to Baltimore Orioles' beautiful baseball park- Camden Yards, which is a huge attraction for me as a baseball fan.

National anthem @ camden yards

"So at the baltimore vs. yankee game, during the national anthem when they get to a certain part of the song where it says "oh" the whole crowd like screams "o" really loudly..since its the baltimore orioles..haha i got scared the 1st time since im a yankee fan =)"
Related Sites:

  • Aubrey Huff hits for the Cycle vs. Angels at Camden Yards, from
  • I went to check out a statue of Babe Ruth by the park before checking out his birth place. I had the chance to look at the park from around the open viewing spots outside of the stadium. Then I walked 2-3 blocks east to Babe Ruth's Home.

    Unfortunately, this place was close. I have been looking for a place to check my e-mail, so I walked to the University of Maryland campus library. Before leaving this city, I wanted to check out this aquarium that "everybody" has been talking about-The National Aquarium.
    Visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore

    "May 16, 2007- From: dlb703
    Below are some pictures I took:

    Dolphin Show National Aquarium Baltimore Maryland

    "The dolphin show at The National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Two dolphins doing various stunts. " From: zspot1

    Around past 8pm, I went to meet my friend Nate R., who went to UMM around 99'-03'. We checked out ESPN Zone by Pier 5. Before entering the place, we were approached by several youth with a gospel-tract from Greater Grace World Outrach Church. I was encouraged by the faith of these youth going around town late in the busy Friday evening. Below are are some pictures from ESPN Zone:

    We ate at California Pizza, located at the Harbor Place-Pratt St.

    Nate and I tried some seafood Singapore Shrimp Eggrolls

    Nate and I chatted some more at the Shula's Steakhouse (at the hotel lobby) with David F. and William L. Right before heading torward my room at the hotel, I was told of the folks from Paul Mitchell and USA Pagent staying at the same place. They had some event (Davidson Fashion Focus-featuring ) at the Baltimore Convention Center

    Recommended Resources


    Christian Worship Artist Music Video- Painter, April LeMaire

    "April LeMaire Knight, Christian Worship Painter, painting to Christian music at the "Be Amazed" Christian Youth Rally in Ocean City, Maryland - Christian Music Video - -"

    *see Bible


    Baltimore, Maryland

    "Downtown Baltimore, Maryland along the harbor. - From: hoosiertim

    Welcome to the University of Maryland

    "A video I made for my UNIV100 class as my class gift. "


  • Jewish Museum of Maryland
  • Ministries

    100 Black Men of Maryland - Volunteering

    "Back To School Jam - 100 Black Men of Maryland, Inc. came out in force on 8/25/2007 to help Mays-Woodson Christian Academy and Set the Captives Free Outreach Center distribute food and school supplies to Baltimore community members in need in 103 degree heat."


    Pastor Petersem Burke of Baltimore, MD Preach in Haiti

    "Pastor Petersem Burke Is Pastor Of Tabernacle of Deliverance Christian Center In Baltimore, MD: This Is Pastor Burke Preaching "Property Of GOD" To An Orphanage In Port au Prince, Haiti"



    Hairspray - Good Morning Baltimore (Movie Version)

    *see Issues-Racism, Racist, Prejudice, Discrimination, Bigotry, etc...



  • Baltimore Fun Guide
  • Baltimore Tourism
  • National Aquarium

  • -Maryland
  • Visit Maryland

  • Miss USA 2005- Tour of Maryland

    "Hippodrome Theatre Baltimore, Maryland April 11 Hosts: Nancy O'Dell & Billy Bush "

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