Bond Street Wharf

Bond Street Social

In this post I return to one of my favorite topics, architecture. Often I wander the streets of urban areas in search of eye-catching buildings and commercial establishments.  On one such occasion I came upon the Bond Street Social in the Fells Point area of downtown Baltimore. It's a part of the old Bond Street Wharf, shown here in a previous post from 2011.

The Bond Street Social is an upscale dining and party establishment that offers a wonderful atmosphere and location to hang out and gather. They specialize in global cuisine, including dishes unique to the Chesapeake Bay area. I was in the area one morning and their storefront caught my eye while showing some nice reflections in the windows. There are times when I find the reflections as attractive as the main subject. :-)

Bond Street Social
Bond Street Social

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Visitor's to the Baltimore area will find the Bond Street Social as a memorable place to spend an evening.

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A Street from Yesteryear

Nothing says yesteryear like an old cobblestone street. Many cities have these in older sections of town and although they don't provide the smoothest ride while driving, they have a wonderful aesthetic character.  "Cobs", from the old English word, first appeared in the 15th century and generally meant a stone rounded by the flow of water.

Coblestone Street
Coblestone Street

This is Bond Street in the Fells Point section of Baltimore. A couple of hundred feet from this point lies the open waters of the inner harbor which is part of the Patapsco River. To the left is the famed Bond Street Wharf.

Once a heavy industrial seaport, you can still see the railroad tracks from many years ago where goods were shipped. The area is now a mix of commercial office space, condominiums, pubs and dining establishments.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Bond Street Wharf

Welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful weekend for you. We begin this week with a a few shots from the waterfront, specifically, the Bond Street Wharf of the Harbor East section of Baltimore. This is an area that has a rich maritime past. Shipbuilding dates back to the early 1700s.

Once a distribution point for goods and textiles, many of the area's old warehouses were long done away with. For quite some time there were little more than surface parking lots in the area but developers have invested heavily here, making this a truly beautiful and modern place. The Bond Street Wharf now houses a mixture of offices and a residential section.

I'll be covering this area over the course of several future posts but wanted to begin with this street scene along the front of the building.

Bond Street Wharf - Bldg Front
Bond Street Wharf - Bldg Front

Next we have a look in the opposite direction where you will notice the cobblestone streets of the area with train tacks that date back to the 1800s.

Bond Street
Bond Street

Swinging around to the rear of the building we take a peek at one of the docks. Stored here are some colorful kayaks owned by the Canton kayak Club.

Bond Street Wharf
Bond Street Wharf

While other ducks did ducky things like play in the water, there was one that simply was not in the mood and remained on the dock, as shown in the final image below.

Duck on Dock
Duck on Dock
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Thanks for visiting!