Thursday, February 16, 2012

Federal Hill

After lunch we walked to the top of Federal Hill to take in the magnificant view of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

The flag has 15 stars and 15 stripes which is a replica of the 1814 flag that flew over Fort McHenry. It's called "The Star Spangled Banner Flag" because it inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner.

Just behind me is the memorial for The Pride of Baltimore which was lost at sea in 1986. The memorial is a raked mast of a Baltimore Clipper and lists the names of those lost in the tragedy.

It felt more like June than January...that's my kind of winter weather.

8 comments:

Baltimore Prep said...

Walking up and around the hill with my dog is one of my favorite routes and has such great views of the waterfront!

Tulips and Toile said...

Love the ruffled plaid shirt! Where's it from? xx

Dee Stephens said...

I love the flag too. So majestic!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

My shirt is from the T. Hilfiger Outlet. After seeing all of the TH holiday commercials I had to stop in when we were at the beach! xx

Beth Dunn said...

You look so cute! Love the pictures.
xoxo
SC

Nelle Somerville said...

Yeah! So proud of our beautiful city!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

What a beautiful day to walk around! I love that "Star Spangled Banner Flag" and your top!

Carey said...

Glad your TH purchase is getting some compliments! Lets catch up soon!