Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day 226 - Downtown Hagerstown

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28 South Potomac
Hagerstown Building
My friend Norma and I made a shopping trip to Hagerstown, so we stopped downtown to do the photo walk.  We parked at one of the public lots and took off on Potomac Street.

First we passed through the "arts and entertainment district."  The pavement had musical notes embedded in the blacktop.  We admired some of the tall old buildings that were lining the streets.

Hair perming machine
We walked by fire departments (two were converted to other uses, and one was still in use), hair salons, a couple of restaurants, and some professional offices.  Many of the old buildings had some great architectural detail.

Maryland Butterfly
However, in comparison to downtown Frederick, there were a lot of empty storefronts, buildings for lease, and only a few restaurants or cafes.  We were too busy looking up at the buildings, looking at reflections in windows, and looking for good photo ops to notice if there were shopping opportunities downtown.  There is a new library under construction, and hopefully it will bring more foot traffic downtown.

Old Fire Station
After an hour's walk, we headed back to the car with two minutes to spare on the meter.  We enjoyed our walk in downtown Hagerstown, and will return again to discover what else may be there.

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Forgotten phone book on stoop
Church with Sun


Well Worn Helmet


Visit my photography show, "My Maryland," at the public library in Urbana, Maryland, on the lower level of the building.  It is there until the end of April.

Hurricane Sandy Relief: Donate to the Red Cross, and I will mail you a 5 x 7 print from any of the photos I have posted on my blog OR any photo on my website.

Forward to me via email a receipt for donating to the Red Cross. Tell me whether the photo is from the blog or the website, and Include its title along with a mailing address. The name on the receipt to the Red Cross must match the name of the mailing recipient. Send the receipt and the photo request to camscamerashots@gmail.com.

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Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk:
  1. walk every day
  2. the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day
  3. post a photo every day
  4. use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700)
  5. no weather excuses
  6. walk only where it is safe to do so

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