An image from 2012 of the iconic Domino Sugar refinery on Locust Point in Baltimore
One early Fall morning (2011) as the trees had began their annual change toward more robust colors, I grabbed this shot in Baltimore's Federal Hill section, which borders the inner harbor. It's where I shot this sunrise and this "under the gun" view. This time I was nearby and decided to catch some of the morning light, although it was well past sunrise. Along the left edge of this image (midway) you can see the historic Domino Sugar plant and it's iconic neon sign. Just below that there is what looks like a huge birds nest toward the foreground. It's actually a creative way to get a little privacy on a balcony. :-) Ahh, my historic hometown of Baltimore, it's more than just "The Wire", this nation's history runs deep here. Anyhow, hope you enjoy today's image.
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The Domino Sugar plant in Baltimore has been a landmark of the industrial area of Locust point. With it's 120 foot neon sign that illuminates in a bright red during the night, it has become a historic icon for 60 years. I can recall this being one of the dominating features of the Baltimore harbor in the days before the inner harbor was developed into the tourist and entertainment venue that it is today. This is truly a sign from another era. The image below is a shot of the plant from across the Patapsco river in Locust Point. I had hoped for better weather on this visit but was met with cloudy skies.
This particular vantage point is just down the road from Fort McHenry where the Baltimore harbor was successfully defended from the British during the war of 1812. The fort is also the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner. We'll cover the Fort in a future post.
Update: I followed the advice of my friend Wayne Frost and brightened up the lettering on the iconic neon sign above the plant. Thanks, Wayne!
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