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In yesterday's post, "Baltimore is Star-Spangled," I mentioned the Blue Angels...

Blue Angels

Blue Angels

Fort McHenryThis is a very special week in Baltimore.

Tall ships begin arriving today as part of week-long festivities celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore. The day is revered by Baltimoreans as the day their city defeated the most powerful navy in the world. The day is revered by our country because it commemorates the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

This week’s celebration will include living history demonstrations, historic ship tours, live music, fireworks and my personal favorite: a performance by the Blue Angels.

O’ Say Can You See?

Bike in front of JH Hospital Today’s forecast is soggy, to say the least.

It’s National Bike to Work (or School) Day, but many festivities have been postponed because of today’s heavy rain.

That’s not to say folks won’t ride their bike to work. Lots of people bicycle commute every day for their health, their pocketbook and the environment. In fact, Maryland was recently ranked the #7 most bicycle friendly state by the League of American Bicyclists.

For more on biking in Maryland and Baltimore specifically, visit the following resources.

Four Seasons in MarylandAs more of our applicants are admitted, we begin receiving more questions about Baltimore and what it’s like to spend a year or two or five in our fine city.

As we brace for a winter storm, what better Baltimore topic to address than the weather!

Full disclosure: as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a native Marylander and I may be biased. But I did spend a few years of my life in Southern California where the weather is nearly always temperate and sunny. And you know what? It got old.

I love Maryland’s four distinct seasons. It’s true that summer is often hot and muggy, but the beach is just two hours away! Winter can be cold and snowy, but who doesn’t love a snow day?  And our extended springs and falls are heaven. But that’s just my opinion.

You can review averages and Baltimore weather statistics for yourself:


 

Looking down East MonumentDo you know where in JHSPH you can see this view?

The scene beyond the window is East Monument Street and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. East Monument Street is one of the major thoroughfares running through East Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). JHMI includes the Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

If the photo were larger, you could make out the Matthew’s Johns Hopkins Medical Book Store on the corner of Wolfe and East Monument. Looking this direction from the sidewalk, you can see Baltimore’s Washington Monument, less than twelve blocks away.

East Baltimore may not be as green and lush as our Homewood campus housing Hopkins undergrads (among others). But there’s no denying we’re in the middle of things here – in regard to the city and amazing research.

Monument Street Entrance