Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hunt Valley architectural detail

The Hunt Valley Inn in Towson, Maryland, site of the Balticon convention, is full of quirky architecture. Conventioneers who visit this place often get lost in its labyrinthine halls. Some conventioneers call it the "Rabbit Hole" or the "Habitrail." But its twists and turns allow the rooms to have more privacy and serenity than the usual hotel room, since every room has a view of a little courtyard with greenery. These courtyards can be entered through side doors and small landings such as this one. There may or may not have been an architect involved, but I am fond of this building despite its chaotic layout.

Sketch in black Pitt technical pen on sketchbook paper, about 6 inches square.