Patterson Park Area

I still can't believe that I have such beautiful scenery one mile from whee I live and less than two miles from the Inner Harbor. For ten years I was only a bus ride away from the lake in this park and if I had known about it, I would had visited it more often.

Patterson Park is a major park in East Baltimore. Many festivals take place here.  I have attended the Ukrainian Festival many times.  It used to be held at St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church and then expanded to the Park.  If my schedule permits, I do attend ethnic festivals that are free. 

Around the turn of the century I was working for Comcast in the Warehouse and over the weekend I was moving, but took time to go to the Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Church.  A co-worker condemned me for attending the Greek Festival and not the African-American Heritage Festival.  The previous year I made an appearance at the latter and saw nothing of interest for me.  I always see something of interest at the Greek Festivals.  I shared this experience with an older black man and he said that there was nothing for me at the AAHF and I concur with him.

I also usually attend ArtScape and the Baltimore Book Festival.  Of course I always attend the Russian Festival.  When I can, I make it a point to get to the Greek Festival.  Generally I can't get to the one at St. Demetrios since I do not have a car and MTA does not get me there, despite their ads which say "Oh, yeah, we go there."

Another thing that I like about Patterson Park is that there is a Ukrainian Catholic church on the south side, a Roman Catholic church on the north side, and two Orthodox churches just a few blocks away on the west side.   I have not been inside the Roman Catholic church, but I have served at both Orthodox churches.  I was at one of them and told somebody "this used to be my church" and a woman from the parish happened to be there and she immediately said, "And this still is your parish!"
 

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Rose Street Garden is just down the street from me. A woman from Washington Hill spoke very haighly of this garden in May 2015.

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In ABaltimore one block is wonderful and the next block might be horrible.

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Entrancer to a apublic school in my neighborhood.

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This house caught fire and exploded last year and the City still has not done what is needed to bedone.

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A young boy was walking home from school when the explosion occurred and he was buried in the debris and died.

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One of the many quiet, peaceful streets in my neighborhood.

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I don't know if this is a result of the riots in Baltimore in April 2015.

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Patterson Park

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St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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St. Elizabet of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

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Now the walk back home

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This public or chater school building used to be St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School.

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