Back in October, Mr. Prose and I drove over to Ellicott City, Md., because it had been years since either of us was there. I didn’t remember anything but the old train my kids enjoyed playing around in, but was pleasantly surprised to find beautiful old architecture and cool shops. I had only my iPhone with me, but the light was good and the subjects were great.
According to Wikipedia, in 1772, three Quaker brothers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, chose the picturesque wilderness to establish a flour mill. John, Andrew, and Joseph Ellicott founded Ellicott’s Mills, which became one of the largest milling and manufacturing towns in the East. The Ellicott brothers helped revolutionize farming in the area by persuading farmers to plant wheat instead of tobacco and also by introducing fertilizer to revitalize depleted soil.
The historic district houses some great cafes and boutiques, such as A Journey From Junk, my personal favorite. . . .
The place is filled with all kinds of quirky stuff.
Then there are antique shops with everything you can imagine. . . .
I found this Baltimore Ravens marching band uniform kind of poignant for some reason.
Definitely going back with my Nikon.