Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Attack of the giant nuns

It sounds like the premise for a bad horror flick, but it's all too real: there are 28 giant nuns on the streets of Baltimore's central business district.


Don't panic, though. They're just 8-foot-tall cardboard cutouts (whew!) of the Sisters of Mercy.

Their mission? To guide troubled drivers to safe harbor, aka Mercy's Saratoga Garage (227 St. Paul Street).

See, the medical center has closed its Old Pleasant Street Garage, which will face the wrath of the wrecking ball this fall.

Maybe the powers that be at Mercy figured it's harder to grumble about parking woes to an instrument of God?

Or maybe it was just a thinly veiled (get it?) attempt to grab a headline.

Either way, it's all to make way for Mercy's new $400M inpatient building, which should grace downtown Baltimore in 2010.

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

Photograph by Stephanie Miller.

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