Now in it's 52nd year and sponsored by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, this evening, Baltimore's historic Washington Monument will be lit for the 2023 holiday season. With music, food and entertainment, fireworks, and more it is a traditional event in my hometown. First, we'll stop in at a gathering in the 18th floor community room of our apartment building for a high-up view of the opening events, visit with friends, enjoy punch and hors d'oeuvres. This top floor room overlooks the Monument, with spectacular windows on three sides viewing the city. Below left: the windows decorated with twinkling lights for the season. Below right: the Monument view on a bright, sunny day.
The second image is from the corner by the Walters Art Museum, looking North toward the park and the Monument.