Friday, January 2, 2009


There is a delightfully quirky, blue-collar neighboorhood in Baltimore called Hamden. It is most famous for two events: The hon festival(think John Waters' Hairspray) and our own Miracle on 34th Street. An entire block of row houses lights up the sky. Each house is decorated in it's own unique style. Vendors sell food and hot chocolate. It is definitely on the Baltimore to-do-list each Christmas season.A constant stream of cars moves down the street and the lines of people being welcomed by the neighborhood grows each year.
You have normal Chistmas lights and then you have the lawn ornaments made from recycled tools in the shape of a crab of course. They even included the Old Bay.

And who can forget the LP tree. Hamden is known for its pink flamingos. If you look closely you may find some on this fishnet tree.
There are favorite Christmas characters...
along with old wheel snowmen.
This house is showing it's Raven-mania! The beer angel and crab tree was a big hit.
But my favorite and my contribution to weird object Friday is the hubcap tree.
It is a sight not to be missed, hon!


Margaret said...

Great post, hon! What a great glimpse into the "Bawlmer" Christmas.

Elise said...

Hi Gerry. Welcome back, I have missed you! Hamden at Christmas time sounds like something I would have loved to see in person. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Jen said...

Wow what a collection of weird ideas for decorating for Christmas.
I have seen shows on HGTV that spotlight different areas of the country and their displays, this one should be on there if it isn't alrady.
Welcome back and Happy New Year! :D

Ben said...

It's reassuring to know that good taste and restraint is still practiced in the grand old neighborhoods of Bawlmer! Thanks for Weird 'Hood Friday!