He is one of the most famous theologians in modern history, responsible for forever changing Christianity when he instigated the Protestant Reformation in 16th-century Europe.

The man is Martin Luther, a firebrand German academic and cleric who challenged the Catholic Church over what he saw as abusive practices by preachers selling indulgences (certificates to reduce punishment for sins committed by the purchasers in the afterlife.)

A controversial figure, not only because his writings led to significant religious reform and division, Luther held other radical positions; denouncing Jews, and insisting the Bible as the sole source of religious authority.

Why does this religious firebrand, who nailed his famous 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, thus starting a religious revolt, have an 18-foot tall statue dedicated to him Baltimore? Continue reading…


Baltimoreans have a predilection for commemorating historical events, from the momentous to the obscure.
Ouija board

A few everyday items for which you can thank Charm City.
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The mobster's gift for medical care he received in Baltimore.

Crabtown Observed

At Ikaros, customers become friends and friends are longtime customers. They eat and love and celebrate until the day when others are toasting to their memory.

This was one place where Baltimoreans mixed, and could get a pretty good meal.
Brandy “Marzipain” Tomhave

I was a jammer on the roller derby track.