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Talk:The Wire Tour

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Let me be the first to say

Sheeeeeeeeit! Sen. Clay Davis 16:54, 17 April 2010 (EDT)

In the news

Here's a fun read [1] by a blogger who took the tour recently! --Peter Talk 14:05, 21 August 2011 (EDT)

Greenmount Cemetery...

Just like to point out a slight error in the North Central section:

The cemetery where Omar 1st meets McNulty & Greggs isn't Greenmount - it's actually Holy Redeemer Cemetery on Belair Rd. The entrance that McNulty uses is located along Moravia Rd - there are two, I can't really pinpoint which one they use.

If you look at the scene ( - skip to about the 5:00 mark), you'll see that the roads of the cemetery they used for filming are all straight, as is the orientation of the graves. For the most part the roads in Greenmount are curvy. Also, the green-domed tower in that shot is definitely from Holy Redeemer - I checked it out Google Earth.

I don't remember Greenmount being mentioned in the scene but the producers may have been trying to pass Holy Redeemer off as Greenmount or another graveyard closer to downtown. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tommyt1971 (talkcontribs)

Good eyes! I wonder if that was my mistake or one that I borrowed from elsewhere ;) In any rate, I don't think it's worth putting Holy Redeemer Cemetery in this tour, just since it's a little too far away from the other "attractions," but nice to have it documented on this talk page, at least. --Peter Talk 20:05, 28 June 2012 (EDT)

South Section

There is a mistake in the "South" section of The Wire Tour. Here is what it says:

"Now take a left on Beason St, a right on Hull St, and then a right on Nicholson St to get over to Fort McHenry. You can't quite get to the filming location, but the very southeast of the fort area is where Vondas wised up to the fact that his texts were being monitored by the police, and then flung his cell phone into the harbor."

Vondas did not throw his cell phone from Fort McHenry. He threw it from the sea wall at Fort Howard, which is in southeastern Baltimore County. Fort Howard is even mentioned by name by McNulty. That's where he and Bunk go out on the fishing boat to spy on Vondas with binoculars. McNulty later stands on the exact spot and gets the latitude and longitude: Lat: N 39 degrees 11.727 Lon: W 76 degrees 26.628. Those are the exact coordinates of the edge of the Fort Howard sea wall.

I'm from the area and know it well. One of the Craighill lighthouses can be seen over Vondas and the other man's shoulders as they speak. I also have the benefit of owning the Season 2 DVDs. This scene is from episode 10.