Ravens kicker Justin Tucker spent the day filming a commercial for Preakness at Pimlico Racetrack. He learned how to handicap a race from handicapper Gabby Gaudet, and challenged the security guard in a kicking contest.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker spent the day filming a commercial for Preakness at Pimlico Racetrack. He learned how to handicap a race from handicapper Gabby Gaudet, and challenged the security guard in a kicking contest.

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Peabody Library, Peabody InstituteBaltimore, Marylandca. 1908Henry Rinn Collection (ca. 1894-1915)Maryland Historical SocietyPP71.20
One of MdHS’s beautiful neighbors in Mount Vernon, Baltimore.  

Here is a picture of one of our favorite Hopkins libraries to celebrate the end of National Library Week.

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mdhsphotographs:

Peabody Library, Peabody Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1908
Henry Rinn Collection (ca. 1894-1915)
Maryland Historical Society
PP71.20

One of MdHS’s beautiful neighbors in Mount Vernon, Baltimore.  

Here is a picture of one of our favorite Hopkins libraries to celebrate the end of National Library Week.

A. Aubrey Bodine: Abstractions

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A pretty pattern, but what is it, you say? The Darkroom is featuring a number of abstractions made by Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, filed on April 17, 1955. See if you can name the locations on their post here.

Ace of Cakes” star Duff Goldman whipped up an array of rainbow-colored cakes for Katy Perry’s new “Birthday” video.

The founder of Charm City Cakes made confections shaped as a cat, a suit (a “birthday suit”), a Rubik’s cube, a hamburger and a gift, among others, for the pop singer’s video, according to People.

(via Duff Goldman bakes the cakes for Katy Perry’s “Birthday” video - baltimoresun.com)

The Top 50 picks for Baltimore’s Best Restaurants are in: bsun.md/bestrestaurants 

The Top 50 picks for Baltimore’s Best Restaurants are in: bsun.md/bestrestaurants 

Now-and-then pictures: Old Town Mall in East Baltimore

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THEN: In February of 1976, 70 stores of the 84-unit Old Town Mall project were doing business, and the rehabilitation was nearing the halfway mark. The picture above shows the new retailing center, rebuilt from the shattered Gay Street strip with new lighting and landscaping. More than $1.7 million had been spent on the Old Town Mall to date under the guidance of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development. (Baltimore Sun file photo, 1976)

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NOW: The Old Town Mall business area, looking west toward downtown Baltimore. In the background is the clock tower from the oldest fire station in the city, at 414 N. Gay St., which is now the Baltmore City Fire Museum. (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun photo, 2014)

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Shake Shack, we welcome thee.
"Baltimore is a thriving city that’s steeped in American history, food and culture. We feel fortunate to be joining this community, and we’re excited to have found such a great Inner Harbor location," the Shake Shack CEO said.

Shake Shack, we welcome thee.

"Baltimore is a thriving city that’s steeped in American history, food and culture. We feel fortunate to be joining this community, and we’re excited to have found such a great Inner Harbor location," the Shake Shack CEO said.

A group of Johns Hopkins University students have turned a staircase into a giant keyboard — and it only took about 5 hours to do so.
Club members told The Hub, a university web site, that they hoped the project would spark an interest in robotics. 
Watch the full video here.
 

A group of Johns Hopkins University students have turned a staircase into a giant keyboard — and it only took about 5 hours to do so.

Club members told The Hub, a university web site, that they hoped the project would spark an interest in robotics. 

Watch the full video here.

 

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The Wire, IRL? Meet Towson’s new precinct commander, the son of a city officer who you may remember from show.

Angelo’s pizza shop has closed in Hampden.

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Remember that uncomfortable spring night in high school that may or may not have involved an ill-fitting dress or tuxedo, corsages and boutonnieres, fancy hairdos, limousines and awkward picture taking?

That’s right, Retro Baltimore readers. We want to see your prom pictures. Share your photos…

You know you have them.

Let’s face it: Charm City can be a strange place. We want to see the photos that make you shrug and say “Only in Baltimore.”

The end of an era: The Penn Station billboard will be transitioned to a digital one, and with that change comes the end of the iconic Boh/Utz Proposal billboard’s run.
In an email, Smyth Jewlers said they have not yet determined where the couple is going next, but is open to suggestions. Ideally, the jeweler would love to see the image be painted on brick and mortar somewhere prominent in the city.

The end of an era: The Penn Station billboard will be transitioned to a digital one, and with that change comes the end of the iconic Boh/Utz Proposal billboard’s run.

In an email, Smyth Jewlers said they have not yet determined where the couple is going next, but is open to suggestions. Ideally, the jeweler would love to see the image be painted on brick and mortar somewhere prominent in the city.