By Rachel Monroe (Baltimore Fishbowl, 9/20/2012)
The last time the New York Times travel section covered Baltimore, they portrayed the city as a Hon-tastic place full of “beehive hairdos and wacky museums.” Well, better than the Wire-retreads that the European travel sections tend to prefer, at least. But that was three years ago, which means our fair city is due for another travel treatment from the Gray Lady — and, hey, the one they just published this week isn’t half bad!
Journalist Charly Wilder starts her travel treatment off right, with a John Waters quote that we’ve always been fond of: “You can look far and wide, but you’ll never discover a stranger city with such extreme style.” (Aww, shucks.) From there, Wilder goes on to dis the “trumpeted glass-and-steel Inner Harbor development” and instead trumpet Baltimore’s “grandly decrepit neighborhoods,” thus winning her points in our book.
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