Last night we drove to Cassie's in-laws in Mt. Airy, MD to spend the night with them since we were taking Cassie to the Univ of MD Medical Center for a procedure. Mt. Airy is about 35 miles from the hospital and saved us an hour driving time in the morning. We got up at 430am in order to make the drive to the hospital. The doctor just came out and said she was finished with the procedure and all is well. Now the fun starts for Cassie with the pain medicine and such.
The pictures below and to the left are of the Emerson Bromo Seltzer tower in downtown Baltimore. The waiting room at the hospital overlooks the tower. If you look closely you can see Bromo Seltzer written around the clock numbers.
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Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower
clock faces adorning the tower's 15th floor on the North, South, East and West sides. Installed by the Seth Thomas Clock Company at an original cost of $3,965 US, they are made of translucent white glass and feature the letters B-R-O-M-O S-E-L-T-Z-E-R, with the Roman numerals being less prominent. The dials, which are illuminated at night with mercury-vapor lamps, are 24 feet (7.3 metres) in diameter, and the minute and hour hands approximately 12 and 10 feet (3.7 and 3.0 metres) in length respectively. Originally driven by weights, the moving parts are now electrically powered
From street-level to rooftop, the tower stands 288.7 feet (88.0 metres) high and was originally adorned with a 51 foot (15.5 metre) tall Bromo-Seltzer bottle,] glowing blue and rotating. Weighing 20 tons (18.1 tonnes), it was lined with 314 incandescent light bulbs and topped with a crown. The bottle was removed in 1936 because of structural concerns.
The tower was virtually abandoned in 2002, but in early 2007 the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts began renovations to transform the building into 33 artists' studios. The Baltimore Fire Department's John F. Steadman Fire Station, which opened in 1973 and is situated at the tower's base, houses BCFD Hazmat 1, Airflex 1, Medic1, Medic 23, MAC23, Engine 23, Rescue 1, and formerly Truck 2.
I hope we can stay awake for the 1 1/2 hour drive back to their home. To say we are sleepy is an understatement. At least we didn't have to contend with the Indy Car road race held this past weekend in Baltimore. They say the traffic was terrible around the race area. We got here in the dark this morning so we didn't see any evidence of the race. I wonder who won?
Note: Reader Al said that Will Power won the race in Baltimore. Now the question is: Who is Will Power???
William Steven Power (born 1 March 1981 in Toowoomba, Queensland) is an Australian motorsport driver, who currently competes in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, driving for Team Penske.