32. PASSAGES. Inner Harbor, Baltimore. Pleasure craft in the foreground, cranes and the remnants of a thriving shipbuilding industry in the background. Pittsburgh and Baltimore are the cities in the Eastern USA that wear their industrial past and newfound optimism well. The intersection of old and new can create quality of life.
31. PASSAGES. Baltimore. Baltimore is visually complex, but also an unusual crossroads: not quite the South, but not Northeastern either; a heavy industry town busy reinventing itself, but also a nautical culture (Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the US). It was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants, and is one of only 41 independent cities in the USA. Possibly the most interesting (and maligned) city on the East Coast.