In Bloom: Pink Maryland


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

The Baltimore Museum of Art

photo 136th Street, Hampden, northwest Baltmore.


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.”


Bathroom at Cafe Hon.

photo 2

Hampden dog.



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