The George Peabody Library is a beautiful library that is a must see for any bibliophile in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The library, designed by architect Edmund G. Lind, was opened in 1878.
The stacks of the library are impressive and awe-inspiring
Five tiers of balconies surround the reading area of the library
The cathedral-like space is heightened with the giant skylight that stretches the width of the room
The public is not allowed to go upstairs into the stacks, but there is plenty to entertain the curios on the first floor
You can browse the card catalog, they didn’t seem to have any books on Tiny Hippos, though
There are plenty of study tables that can be used for research purposes
I found this strange Magic Lantern device, is it bigger on the inside, perhaps?
We had a great time in the beautiful George Peabody Library
While visiting Baltimore I made sure to take sometime to see the bronze sculptures that grace the parks around the Washington Monument in the neighborhood of Mount Vernon (at the intersection of North Charles Street and Mount Vernon Place).
The Washington Monument stands tall behind the Marquis de Lafayette atop his noble steed.
The horse wasn’t the only dignified creature gracing the parks of Mount Vernon, this seated lion was very stoic, if not a bit aloof.
There was a wee turtle and a child playing in a fountain
A pretty lady was doing stretches in one of the fountains
I found this soldier with a smashing good hat
Isn’t that a great dragon?
There was a series of four sculptures representing different themes. This one is Force, he seemed very stern.
The War sculpture had a helmet that was the perfect for protecting a Tiny Hippo
The Peace statue was very relaxing
Order was the most frightening statue, I had to run away from a very large cat!
The sculptures and fountains that grace the parks of Mount Vernon are definitely worth a visit, see you there!
I started my visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore with a visit to the Jellies Invasion exhibit!
These little guys are Aurelia aurita better known as Moon Jellyfish. Fun fact: When deprived of food, they can shrink to 1/10th of their size to save energy.
This cluster of Moon Jellies seemed to pose for a family portrait as I was admiring them
Here are some more Moon Jellyfish that were illuminated with blue light
I just love how soft and feathery they look
Northern Sea Nettle or Chrysaora melanaster is a delicate looking jellyfish
Here you can see all of its great tentacles, they can reach a length of 10 feet!
This Sea Nettle almost looks like a mushroom
Pacific Sea Nettle or Chrysaora fuscescens was one of the more showy jellyfish
This Pacific Sea Nettle tucked its self nicely into its cap while it floated downward on its back
The Blue Blubber Jellyfish (Catostylus mosaicus) was my favorite of all the jellies
The Blue Blubbers would flit through their tanks, when an obstacle would present itself, the Blubbers would just bounce off in a new direction, so cute!
This gentleman is, perhaps, a Lion’s Mane Jelly?
The Jellyfish were a delight that I recommend you visit while in Baltimore.
Blue Blubber Jellyfish
Moon Jelly Baltimore
Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
Lion’s Mane Jelly
Blue Blubber Jellyfish at the National Aquarium
Northern Sea Nettle at the National Aquarium
Pacific Sea Nettle National Aquarium
This gentleman is perhaps a Lion’s Mane Jelly?
Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
Northern Sea Nettle Jellyfish
Here you can see all of his great tentacles, they can reach a length of 10 feet!