Photo info: The battle flag raised over Fort McHenry Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Baltimore, Maryland August 2015 Kodak Gold 100 film Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM lens Leica M3 35mm rangefinder film camera
Yet another place that has a name that irritates me… this is the “National Aquarium” – when it actually isn’t. It’s not located in DC, it’s not part of the Smithsonian Museum, it’s not associated with the federal government, and – most important of all – it’s not free. And the source of my irritation? They stole the name from the REAL National Aquarium – which *was* in DC, which *was* associated with the US Department of Commerce for 140 years, and which *was* free! Granted, not a lot of visitors went to the aquarium in the DC, but for years there was a lot of confusion over which location was the one tourons were trying to go to. And these days? Only the aquarium in Baltimore survives, which costs a family of four an astounding $140 one-day entrance fee.