Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Some time in Baltimore

Submitted By: Sonali Sengupta 
Department/Affiliation: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Hi! I am Sonali who joined Hopkins as a postdoc just a year ago, in fact, on September 17, 2012. I am from New Delhi. I visited the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art. To my surprise I found the entry free. 

 Baltimore Museum of Art is a veritable impressionist lovers delight. A day is not enough. In fact one day for one room. One can spend hours poring over the details of Renoir, Monet, Pissaro….!!! Walters.. WOW…. Each room or hall represents a different part of the world. There is Japanese Art, Chinese Porcelain, Faberge eggs , sculpture from India showing Bodhisattvas, Vishnu etc, Dutch Art, African art… Can spend hours over there. 

Listening to the Baltimore Symphony orchestra, especially the animated characters of “the Nutcracker“ has been a delight. 

Strolling down Inner Harbor, seeing the calm placid water and the boats, going to Ripleys Believe it Or Not, Barnes and Noble.. yes its been nice. 

McCormick and Schicks dining is nice if you want to try Baltimore crab…Overall a pleasurable experience. 

1 comment:

  1. The Walters Museum has a special exhibition on ancient Egypt now. It's very well visiting. Also, each Sunday afternoon, they gave a free guided tour. The guide is very knowledgeable.