We like to salt away photos of city officials and prominent Baltimoreans over here at The Brew, but it’s not often we get shots of them dangling from a zip-line in the woods.
That appears to be what we have here, via the Tree Baltimore Facebook page, with this shot they posted on their Timeline today showing the head of the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.
“It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a flying squirrel . . . No it’s Bill Vondrasek, Acting-Director of BCRP! Today, at Outward Bound, as part of a team building activity!” the caption says.
Many thanks to TreeBaltimore, a subset of Rec and Parks’ Urban Forestry Division, for posting this and mixing up our image gallery.
The last shot we had of Vondrasek, he was fielding hostile questions from a pack of nearly 500 angry Patterson Park partisans who were furious about the city’s plan to put a loop road and parking there.
We’re thinking he was having a much better day today.
Turns out, by the way, our Mayor is another Outward Bound graduate, according to this 1994 Sun article that describes the confidence-boosting value she derived from the challenging course.