Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station

Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station

Colloquially referred to as Penn Station, it's actually two years older than New York City's Grand Central Terminal, having opened in 1911. 

New York architect Kenneth MacKenzie Murchison, a 1900 graduate of École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, designed Penn Station in, what else, the Beaux-Arts style. Murchison specialized in railroad stations and designed quite a few, including those for Scranton PA, Jacksonville FL, Havana, and one of my favorites, Hoboken Terminal. 

The 51-foot sculpture in the plaza, Male/Female was commissioned by the city of Baltimore and installed in 2004, creating quite a controversy between those who love it and those who wish it would go away. As for me, I can't believe a city with as many problems and needs as Baltimore would spend a three-quarters of a million bucks for this, but it can make for some interesting photos. 

Philadelphia: Fairmount Park Pathways

Philadelphia: Fairmount Park Pathways

The Loveliest Public Bathroom in NYC

The Loveliest Public Bathroom in NYC

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