In Bloom: Pink Maryland

Spring is here, and my weekend trip to Baltimore was a feast of pink against a blue, blue sky.

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The Baltimore Museum of Art


photo 136th Street, Hampden, northwest Baltmore.

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Cafe Hon — site of the annual Honfest, a celebration of local Hampden area working class “hon” culture and its associated beehive hairdos and cat’s-eye glasses . Note the John Waters reference in the giant pink flamingo outside. Waters has actually stopped using the term, himself, saying that it has become condescending: “The people that celebrate it are not from it. I feel that in some weird way they’re looking slightly down on it. I only celebrate something I can look up to.”

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Bathroom at Cafe Hon.

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Hampden dog.

 

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