If you’ve been following me through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter over the past week or so, you’d likely know that I had recently been in the Washington, D.C. area to attend a major conference related to my day job as an Acquisitions Editor. And although it had been over 25 years since I was last in D.C., this time, unfortunately, I didn’t get to see much of the city because I was so busy. In fact, most of my time was spent at Union Station, the new Walter E. Washington Convention Center and our Air BNB just off the Shaw/Howard University Yellow and Green line stops of the Washington Metro; however, I have a cousin who moved to Silver Spring, MD a couple of years ago that I hadn’t seen in over 15 years — and by far, the biggest highlight of the trip was seeing her.
So after a wonderful burger and a couple of beers at The City Tap House, near the Convention Center, I walked over to the Red Line in Chinatown — not far from the Verizon Center, actually — and took the train up to Silver Spring. And from Silver Spring, we drove a half hour or so east to Baltimore for the Light City Baltimore Festival. Launched last year by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival that feature large, light-installations, sculptures and projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area — all located in and around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. (As I joked to my cousin, there’s something glorious about walking around and drinking beer — and having art around you.)
Check out some photos below.