Sunday, December 04, 2011

Bigger Than Big Ben

The clock faces of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in Baltimore are one foot in diameter bigger than those on Big Ben in London.
That’s what Joe Wall told us yesterday when we toured the clock room of this iconic Baltimore landmark. We stumbled upon this tour when we decided to attend the monthly open house that the arts tower hosts for its resident artists. In addition to the open studios, Joe offers an unpublished, behind the face, tour of the clock room. It was pretty darn cool and easily the highlight of our day yesterday.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is curious about this quirky piece of the Baltimore skyline. Joe does a great job of telling the towers story and its namesake hangover reliever, Bromo Seltzer. He even removes a pane of glass from one of the four clock faces so visitors can get a glance at the view.

 The next open studio is Saturday January 7th from 1 to 5.
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