Fells Point

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.

Thanks for clicking by. :-)

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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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A Downtown Bistro

Every city and town has them, those wonderful places with the modest setting, great atmosphere and outstanding cuisine. The Bistro. I love dining in them, they are my quickie trips to Paris (since I've never been there).   :-) Today's image is an early morning street scene taken while walking the downtown area. This place reminds me of New Orleans with it's architectural styling and the signature upper-level wrought iron railings.

A downtown Bistro
A downtown Bistro

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This shot was taken around 8:00 in the morning with the sunlight turning harsh. I remember wishing that this place had been on the shady side of the street but sometimes you have to make the best of what lies before you. This was one of the last shots of the morning.

Before leaving I took a peek through the doors and the place looks quite inviting on the inside. Since I have never dined at this establishment a return trip during the evening hours is a must.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Broadway Market

Located in the historic district of Fells Point, Broadway Market dates back to 1784 when it was one of the first of three markets to serve the fast-growing Baltimore population of the day. Broadway (the street) was once known as Market Street and leads to the waterfront, a short distance beyond the entrance to the market shown below. This area was originally an outdoor marketplace with numbered spaces rented by farmers and other merchants.

Historic Broadway Market
Historic Broadway Market

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Although named "Broadway Market", it officially has an Aliceanna Street address. The present building was constructed in 1864 and once had a second story hall, used for social and civic affairs. Damaged by fire in the 1960s, the second story was removed.

Baltimore has the oldest continuously operating public market system in the United States, a proud tradition that we will continue to cover in future posts. Many of these establishments have passed into history but there are at least six remaining in full operation.

Thanks for visiting!

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