Monday, November 13, 2006

Images from Downtown Baltimore's Political Side

New York and Albany. Los Angeles and Sacramento. Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Like many other American states, Maryland's largest city is not its capital. Baltimore is the cultural, sports, commercial and demographic center of Maryland, but Annapolis holds the title of capital.

That doesn't mean Baltimore doesn't have a vibrant political life. The politics that takes place downtown is the subject of this installation of The League's Picture This: Downtown Baltimore visual series.

Baltimore's City Hall is nestled among the soaring commercial buildings of our Central Business District

While the state office complex is a few subway stops north in the elegant Madison Park neighborhood, federal government work is performed downtown in the Fallon Federal Office Building

In addition to housing the City Circuit Court since 1896, the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse stores over 85 portraits of those who have served the Court

Political life is more than bricks and mortar. Many of the state's larger political protests are staged downtown, such as this one that demanded public schools remain open

from The League: Reassembled


Blogger OnBackground said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing the photos and commentary.

11/14/2006 02:31:00 PM  

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