Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Belvedere Bag, Part 1/3

This will be the first in a series of three posts featuring The Belvedere Bag, which was gloriously enhancing the promenade in front of the Belvedere Grand Condominium building at 1 E Chase Street. TBB is spectacular enough to warrant serial posts. World of elegance, indeed!

Friday, September 29, 2006

CC: Eaton St & Fleet St

From the neighborhood of bags-oh-plenty, comes this bashful bag poking in and out of it's cozy hiding place. This bag was a lucky find because it was so well hidden, but fortunately for our readers, one of the BIT staffers is a shorty, so even highly elusive bags such as this are no match for us!


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

AG: W Madison St & Park Ave

Keeping with recent multiple bag and foodie-friendly entries, I wanted to highlight this wonderful find. This multi-bagged phenomenon (quadruplets!) was recently spotted on a stroll through the Mt. Vernon Cultural District. We were in search of food that evening (found blocks away at Akbar) and ended up with this sweet bonus of plastic fruit!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

S Ellwood Ave & Hudson St

When I go to the market, in addition to asking specifically for plastic, I always ask them to double bag. It seems like some other people have been doing the same based on recent finds on the streets (er, in the trees) of Mobtown. Words fail me today. Enjoy Tuesday double-bagged.

Monday, September 25, 2006

CC: Eichenkranz!

Brewers Hill in SE Baltimore is home to the city's only authentic German restaurant, Eichenkranz. BIT staffers couldn't be more pleased that a bag is portrayed rather prominently outside of the restaurant's main entrance. "Look! ein Beutel in einem Baum!"


Friday, September 22, 2006

CC: Bolton St & Mcmechen St

Brian and I found this bag on our way to try out the Bolton Hill Bistro, or 'b.' I must admit to our readers that his photo of the bag was exquisite in composition and much better than mine above; But alas, it was the slightest bit blurry, so you will have to settle for my amateurish photography. Over the next few months we hope to bring you more bags from this side of town. Although we still have a few more to come, we've covered the Canton area pretty well this summer.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

CC: 2901 Fait St

As summer draws to a close, we present you with a gorgeous photo of a bag high in a tree on Fait Ave. The sky is clear and blue with only a trace of a wispy cloud, and the sun is bright and warm. As we ease into autumn, we'll have fewer photos for you of bags in trees with leaves, but remember that photos of bags on warm, sunny days are only a few clicks away, stored in the archives of Bags In Trees.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

S Ann St & Aliceanna St

Autumn is on its way. And autumn's arrival means that the trees of Baltimore will shed their leaves and begin bearing beautiful plastic fruit. (Not that they haven't already been bearing plastic fruit, but it will now be visible to those even without trained bag-spotting instincts.) Today's offering is angelic. The coming season stands for transience, a season that invites us to reflect on the inperminence of things. Leaves falling from the trees... And plastic bags dangling from the branches... Can you smell the crisp fall air?

Monday, September 18, 2006

S Ellwood Ave & Fait Ave

It's Monday and CC and I are double-bagging it. But "double" is a bit of an understatement—this is a triple threat. I was awestruck when I spotted this truly amazing occurrence while driving north on Ellwood. I pulled off to the side immediately and ran out of the car with camera in hand. This is the exchange between myself and a woman, who lives on Ellwood:

Upon seeing me in the middle of the street taking photos...
A Woman on Ellwood: Are you taking a picture to show that there's no parking on this street?
Brian: No, I'm taking a picture of those bags in the trees?
AWE: What?!
B: The bags in the trees. The plastic fruit.
AWE: You're kidding.
B: No, I'm not.
AWE: I always try to get them out, but I can't ever find a pole long enough to reach them.
B (with astonishment): Why would you do that? They're beautiful!
AWE gives me a look of disbelief.
B: I have a website called that features photos of bags in trees in Baltimore.
AWE: (blank stare)
B: You should check it out!
AWE: So you go around and take pictures of bags in trees?
B: Yes. Actually, I've got a whole crew.
AWE: (shakes head)

Join the team! And leave Baltimoreans awestruck!

CC: E Baltimore St & N Milton Ave

Taking advantage of the beauty of our own Patterson Park, I spotted this bag walking into the park from the E Baltimore St and N Milton Ave entrance. On this gorgeous day, the park was hosting the Naija Fest. It was filled with the sounds of lively music and the smell of delicious food.

Bags are a prize find in Patterson Park, so I was very excited to find one well out of reach of the park's caretakers, Friends of Patterson Park. Thanks, Friends for keeping the park clean for us to enjoy... but a few bags left here and there would be greatly appreciated by those of us at BIT.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

CC: S Grundy St & Fleet St


Today's bag can be found outside of the Highland Assembly of God Church on Fleet St. Swaying in the breeze like a member of a church choir, this bag has managed to steer clear of the treacherous tree limbs and utility wires that threaten its survival. Maybe there are times when Providence lends a hand?


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

W Biddle St & Maryland Ave

Stop the presses! I'm back and need to thank BIT's best bag lady Charissa for holding it down while my neighbors realized that I was leeching their wireless and then banned my computer from their network. How dare they!? At any rate, I'm back and I highly recommend the free wireless internet available at the friendly and perpetually cool City Cafe.

Speaking of CC (not to be confused with our CC), today's offering was spotted not too far from one of my all time favorite Baltimore eateries. It was a windy night and this beauty was performing all manner of bagcrobatics (a term that will soon find its way to the wonders of the Wikipedia), which accounts for the slight blurriness of the photo. Imagine it in motion, if you will. I actually took a spectacular video of the bagcrobatics, but it ended up being too large to download to my machine. What's up with that? At any rate, please enjoy!

Monday, September 11, 2006

CC: 916 S Clinton St


Dangling from these branches like a jewel, ornament, or badge of honor, this bag in a tree on Clinton St plays an important role in the beautification of our fine city. What better way beautify Baltimore than to spruce up our spruces? Or maples? Or oaks?


Saturday, September 09, 2006

CC: S East Ave & Foster Ave


On a partly cloudy day, this bag loosely clung to leafy branch as the clouds rolled in. Bags are no match for a good rainstorm, and a bag that is ballooned in the wind can quickly become a vessel for rainwater. This bag in particular appears to have survived a few storms in it's lifetime, and I imagine from its appearance that it has a few more good storms left in it.


Thursday, September 07, 2006

AG: 9833 Greenside Drive

Imagine our delight when we discovered this specimen at a library in Baltimore County! This ghostly bag was found hiding out in the tree line near the right entrance of the parking lot. Apparently Baltimore has wise, learned bags that love to surround themselves with not only trees but continuing education. Why not take some inspiration from our bag this day and set aside some time to get your erudition on?