Baltimore history

What NFL Team's Name Has A Unique Origin?

The Baltimore Ravens football team! It is the only team in the history of the National Football League to be named after the title of a poem: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. While Poe was not from Baltimore, he lived there for short periods. And in 1849 he died there while visiting the city. (The last place he was seen alive, a bar, is still open today!)

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” 🌺💖✨

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2200 Greenmount Avenue, east side, 2017.

Not too happy with these compositions. I should’ve used my 65mm instead of the 90mm. Maybe I’ll re-shoot.

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2000 block, Greenmount Avenue, east side, 2017.

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23 Years ago today police brutality sparked another violent uprising within Black communities,

and turned national attention to the neglected non-White ghettos of Los Angeles.

The riot started in South Central Los Angeles and then spread out into other areas over a six-day period within the Los Angeles metropolitan area in California, beginning in April 1992. The riots started on April 29 after a trial jury acquitted four Los Angeles Police Department officers of assault and use of excessive force. The mostly white officers were videotaped beating Rodney King following a high-speed police pursuit. Thousands of people throughout the metropolitan area in Los Angeles rioted over six days following the announcement of the verdict.

Widespread looting, assault, arson and murder occurred during the riots, and estimates of property damage was over $1 billion. The rioting ended after soldiers from the California Army National Guard, the 7th Infantry Division, and Marines from 1st Marine Division were called in to stop the rioting when the local police could not handle the situation. In total, 53 people were killed during the riots and over 2,000 people were injured.

After the riots subsided, there were significant consequences in the Los Angeles Police Department and city government: an increase in hiring of minority officers, analysis of excessive force, resignation of the police chief, loss of support for the Mayor of Los Angeles, and analysis of the general political and economic atmosphere that contributed to the riots.

via Wikipedia

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2419-2413 Greenmount Avenue, 2017.

These were last two shots I took before I ran out of film. I’ll have to go back to finish the block at some point. 

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
“The Death of Caesar” (1867)
Oil on canvas
Academicism
Located in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Depicts the assassination of Julius Caesar in the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March.