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Pedestrian bridge Every year for over thirty years, in the American city of Baltimore, local people enjoy the competition of the so-called kinetic sculptures that move on the water and flat surface, overcoming liquid mud and sticky sand. Such an original idea belongs to one of the American charitable organization, which transfers the proceeded funds for assistance to people who suffer from mental disabilities.
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During the festival, you will see competitors who demonstrate the hand-made moving sculptures. What will make you really excited is the sculptures' design, which is truly fantastic and insane. The competition of unusual means of transportation begins in the city and ends on the beach. And lasting eight hours, these man-made kinetic sculptures cover a 15-mile path.
If you consider yourself a great fan of heavy music, then do not miss the chance to attend the wildest festival of heavy metal in Baltimore at the end of May. Maryland Deathfest (MDF) - this four-day festival is the largest event of extreme music that gathers long-haired adepts from across the United States, as well as from all over the world. Copyright
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The music celebration is on the weekend of the Remembrance Day, which determined its name. You can enjoy music in numerous destinations, like Edison Lot, the club Ram's Head Live, as well as the concert hall Baltimore Soundstage. The festival covers a wide variety of extreme music contribute to Maryland Deathfest's highest rating from the press and fans. With the diversity of the list of speakers, only the diversity of desperate MDF fans can be compared, traveling every year around the world in search of extreme fun and music.
Church, Edmondson Avenue Historic District Before the festival of heavy metal passes the Festival of Cherry Blossom. The festival takes place in the US capital at the end of March and lasts about five weeks. Despite the fact that the weather is still quite cold, cherries by this time have time to blossom. According to experienced people, the coolest photos are obtained in the period from 1 to 4 April. Traditionally, this spring holiday attracts an incredible number of tourists from many countries.
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The cherry blossom festival symbolizes the friendship between the United States and Japan, both culturally and in politics. During the festival, you will enjoy various events. Among them is the championship for the best sushi preparation, screenings of Japanese movies and much more. As part of such an event, you can go to the tea house, which is located directly on the Potomac River, and sip a delicious tea. The program of the festival ends on the night of April 12 with a spectacular fireworks display.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Baltimore and surroundings

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Cathedrals and basilicas near Baltimore
♥   Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Baltimore, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former St. Peter the Apostle Church, Baltimore, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, Washington, 50.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ukrainian National Shrine of the Holy Family, Washington, 51.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. John Paul II, Washington, 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Baltimore and around

Fort Carroll

From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
Thin walls, relatively small armament and a constant threat of flooding prompted the refusal to use the fort even as a training ground. Perhaps the only useful feature of the military structure was a lighthouse located on its territory, which facilitated navigation to ships. In 1958, the man-made island was put up for sale and bought by a businessman Benjamin Eisenberg for only $ 10000. He expected to build a casino or entertainment center on the fort's territory, but these plans never came true. Fort Carroll remains absolutely deserted today and is gradually being destroyed. The island is still owned by a businessman, but it does not represent any obstacle to its visit. Absolutely everyone can sail to the ancient fort and walk around its territory, admiring the ruins. There is an islet in Chesapeake Bay, not far from the coast of Baltimore, so it's easy to get to it. It will be interesting for nature lovers to visit the island. In warm season a large part of it is covered with dense vegetation, the old military fort became home to hundreds of birds. … Read further

Great Depression Monument

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
In Washington, next to the memorial Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the Great Depression Monument. Five bronze figures of men, who are frozen in the patient poses symbolize a series around bread. During the Great Depression the ranks around the free foods were much longer. The author of the sculpture composition is George Segal, the well-known American sculptor and painter. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Baltimore

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Baltimore. Learn the best periods to visit Baltimore to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Baltimore. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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