Living in the heart of the city always yields some pretty far-out surprises, practically around every corner. Here is a perfect case-in-point - just a block away from my house, is A.T. Jones & Sons. Now owned by George Goebel, the veteran Baltimore magician and Houdini expert, this costumerie has been around for 138 years, and is renowned in theatrical and operatic circles - a visit to the vast space is rather like walking onto the set of your own opera - my mouth always agape in sheer wonderment. Caution: not for Clownophobes...
(708 N Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21201)
Images by Philippa Berrington-Blew