The Magic Mirror of Life and the Baltimore Magazine
June 30, 2002



At the request of the Baltimore Magazine we set up the tent camera obscura on a very hot and sunny June day in the median strip of Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore. We were between the Main Building of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the construction site of the fantastically shaped glass building, the Brown Center.

Even with the exhaust fan for ventilation it got very warm inside the tent but we had fun. The photographs and article were not published until the December 2003 Baltimore Magazine and are still available on the magazine archive web site. We were very pleased with the article. Our only regret is that the picture was taken before we each lost a lot of weight which we are pleased to say we have kept off for over two years.

The three photographs in the left and below are views of the table. First shows the front entrance of the Maryland Institute with a banner announcing the 175 anniversary of the Institute. The view on the table at the lower left is of Corpus Christi Church which shares the block with the Institute. Lower right is the construction crane set up for the construction of the, now complete, Brown Center, a glass building of unusual shape that has become a landmark in Baltimore.

While we were setting up the tent Mike Lee, a former student of Jack's, came by with his wife Amy and photographed the tent and interior. The record is still posted on the archive of his blog, curiousLee.

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