A Series of Photo-Essays of Murals – and Landmarks – of Charm City: Part I
All photos by Jackie Oldham (aka baltimoreblackwoman).
In my travels around Baltimore, by car and on foot, I snap photos of sights and scenes that intrigue, delight, or astound me; and every photo has a story behind it.
Graffiti Alley – Howard Street at West North Avenue
The first two photos were my introduction to Graffiti Alley, which attracts not only local artists and viewers, but tourists, as well. I had been invited to do a photo shoot at Jazzy Studios, located in the Motor House (https://www.motorhousebaltimore.com/project/jazzy-studios/), for a proposed writing gig with Slantresss Magazine. The gig didn’t materialize, but the photos were awesome! Now, I often pass Graffiti Alley on drives across town. Capturing more photos of the artwork from my car, while stopped at a traffic light, is a weekly challenge. For more information about Graffiti Alley, go to https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/graffiti-alley.
North and Midtown Baltimore
The mural of Ruth Bader Ginsberg needs no explanation. The beautiful mural of the Black man is one of many inspirational murals in Baltimore. This one caught my eye as I returned to my car, in tears, after seeing the play Thoughts of a Colored Man, which had just had its pre-Broadway premier at Center Stage.