I love my adopted hometown, for many reasons -- the architecture, the low cost of living, the lack of pretention, and yes, the much-vaunted and authentic quirkiness. Baltimore is full of characters -- John Waters didn't have to make anything up for those in his movies -- and I think it's one of our strengths.
So of course I flipped over this story about a Hopscotch Crosswalk downtown. It's just one of many artistic crosswalks being painted as we speak.
I wonder how many people will actually use it? I would. I will, next time I'm down there.
Luv ya, Charm City.
(Photo courtesy of Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and the Baltimore Sun)