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By Gina Kazimir and Gina Kazimir,Special to the Sun | September 27, 2001
If you think book festivals are staid, stuffy affairs with people in tweed jackets sitting around smoking pipes and discussing obscure authors, the folks who run the Baltimore Book Festival would like you to come downtown and wander around a bit this weekend. Literally. This year's book festival does feature some obscure authors, but it also offers a Walking Tour Tent, as well as a stage featuring cooking demonstrations by cookbook authors, live entertainment, advice for budding authors, and even a chance for you to read your own works.
By Craig Nakano and By Craig Nakano,Special to the Sun | August 25, 2002
The tour guide held up a 1901 photo that was instantly recognizable but nonetheless befuddling. Surely that was the Hotel Del Coronado in the distance, the Southern California landmark with its unmistakable Victorian cupolas rising above the Pacific shore. But in the foreground, where Coronado's 15-story condominium towers now cast a shadow toward the Hotel Del's red-roofed whimsy, the grainy picture showed something different: Tent City. For $4.50 per week, the oceanfront view came with all the basics a vacationer needed: canvas roof and walls, bed, dresser, washbasin and flush toilets.
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 30, 1996
BICYCLE enthusiasts of all ages gathered at Liberty High School Saturday for the annual Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) Bike Rally. The rally is held to encourage interest and participation in this year's eighth annual CAM Tour scheduled for July."
May 12, 1991
Historic Annapolis Inc. will sponsor a Mayflowers Garden Tour and Tea from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. next Sunday to benefit the William Paca Garden. The tour will feature 10 private gardens, each with a water view, pool or pond.A strawberry tea will be served from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the terrace of the William Paca House with a view of Paca's restored 18th century walled garden.Tickets at $12 will be available on tour day at the Paca Garden, 1 Martin St., or at 199 Duke of Gloucester St. Parking will be free at the state lot, Bladen and Calvert streets.
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 24, 1998
THERE'S A LOT of interesting history in this area for those who want take the time to learn about it," says Jim Purman, curator of the Sykesville Gate House Museum of History.More than a few history buffs were willing to brave the chilly weather Sunday to participate in the 1998 Spring History Walk around Sykesville and the area.Several dozen tourists met at the St. Barnabas Church Parish House to learn more about Sykesville and its history.Purman, Kari Greenwalt, Johnny Johnsson, Linda Greenberg and Mark Rychwalski, guided groups on a two-hour walking tour of Sykesville's past.
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1996
Baltimoreans who head for Cape May or Saratoga Springs in search of Victorian architecture can find it right at home, in an old city neighborhood just south of Memorial Stadium.Waverly residents have organized their first Victorian Village free house tour Sunday to showcase a spectrum of housing styles and gardens."I grew up around Clifton Park and now live on Homestead Street," said computer programmer Paula Branch, 42. "And I've always been fascinated by the history of Waverly. I had no idea we have more than 100 houses built before 1900."
By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 16, 2013
Columbia's core, which is in the early stages of redevelopment, is the territory for a trio of walking tours organized by the Columbia Association's Columbia Archives. The WalkAlong event will take place Saturday, May 4, and participants can choose one of three routes. The guided tours, which last about two hours, will depart from the Columbia Archives (at 10227 Wincopin Circle) at 10 a.m. One tour will focus on the architecture of Frank Gehry, including Merriweather Post Pavilion and the former Rouse Co. headquarters.
By JACQUES KELLY | April 20, 1995
Attention, fans of old Baltimore!We've now got a walking tour that explains the origins and lore of the Gayety burlesque house on The Block.The Gayety's secrets will emerge over the next seven weeks during a spring calendar set with many lectures, exhibits and walking tours -- all with neighborhood and history as themes.It is not often that historian Robert K. Headley Jr. gives a comprehensive walking tour of Baltimore's ancient but surviving temples of old Hollywood, Broadway and the strip-tease circuit.
By Staff report | December 5, 1990
MOUNT AIRY - If you miss the good old days of simplicity and homemade Christmas decorations, popcorn on the tree, and Santa, then relive those times on the Holiday Walking House Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.The Mount Airy Boy Scouts are sponsoring the tour as a community service project, with proceeds to go to the Susan Hornick Fund.The mile-long tour along Main Street will feature five homes of Scout families, three other historic houses and three churches. All will be decorated with a theme reflecting their historical heritage.
By Ellen Uzelac and Ellen Uzelac,Special To The Sun | August 28, 1994
If writers define themselves by where they live, then listen to Virginia Woolf extol the inexhaustible energy of London, her muse: "London itself perpetually attracts, stimulates, gives me a play and a story and a poem, without any trouble, save that of moving my legs through the streets."As true today as in 1928 when Woolf penned her observations, London is a sensory stimulant, best appreciated on foot. And whose footsteps better to follow than those of London's literary greats?A walking tour past the homes and hideaways of celebrated writers is a fine way to make London's acquaintance, introducing us to the leafy expanse of verdant Hampstead, the gracious homes of Chelsea, the gritty excitement of Southwark and the tired elegance of Woolf's own Bloomsbury, to list only a sampling of the neighborhoods on London's literary map.For visitors, a stroll through London's "villages" offers some of fiction's most memorable characters and literature's most luscious language.
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