Thursday, December 23, 2004

Photo Friday: Tacky

Cafe Hon, Hampden Neighborbood, Baltimore

Canon 24-70 L @35 mm 1/500 f/5.6

Pink flamingos are beautiful birds, but as decorations they are . . .
well . . . tacky.

As I mentioned in an earlier post (Dec. 7, 2004), Hampden is
a quirky working-class Baltimore neighborhood that has
become somewhat trendy. The pink flamingo is seen frequently
as a decorative accent, sometimes but not always presented tongue
-in-cheek. Cafe Hon is a Hampden institution, and not only
displays the pink flamingo proudly, but also takes its name from
the (tacky?) tendency of many native Baltimoreans to call everybody
"Hon" (as in "Honey").


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess John Waters is just another hometown boy.

December 25, 2004 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Visual-Field said...

As a matter of fact he is.

December 25, 2004 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I love this photo! And I guess I should visit Baltimore more often. I enjoy "artsy" towns like this one.

December 28, 2004 at 9:01 AM  

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