This evening I present the city of Baltimore. Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland, and my version there-of has (so far) approx. 1.4 million people, and will reach a projected population of 6-8 million. The main industries here are: financial, government, defense, high-tech, manufacturing, retail, and finally agricultural. There are 2 international airports and the largest naval base in "Southern Cities."
Note: Although Baltimore, and the rest of Maryland is not recognized as a Southern entity, it being a border state (and south of the Mason-Dixon Line), retains aspects of Southern culture, and it is historically a Southern state, although definitely not culturally Southern at this time (unless visiting parts of Western Maryland, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore).
In future entries I will introduce my versions of Washington DC, and Annapolis, MD to round out the Mid-Atlantic part of "Southern Cities." Don't worry though, I will be going back to the rest of "Southern Cities" over the next weeks, months, and hopefully years! Enjoy!!
Anyways, let me introduce you to two images of the Baltimore region.
The first image shows the large CBD of Baltimore, along with extensive waterfront development, including the Naval Yard, the Ray Lewis International Airport in Dundalk, on the east side of the Baltimore Harbor Bridge, and some of the northern suburbs including Towson, Pikesville.
The second image shows the suburbs emanating to the west of Baltimore, including Columbia, Halethorpe, Woodlawn, Catonsville, Elkridge, and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, as well as the freeway leading to Washington DC.
Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more!