This well-traveled Baltimorean knits sweaters of the places he visits - Baltimore


Jan. 11, 2017 10:50 am

This well-traveled Baltimorean knits sweaters of the places he visits

Then Sam Barsky takes pictures. Which are now going viral.

Sam Barsky at Stonehenge.

(Photo via reddit/Sam Barsky)

A Baltimore man is taking the idea of wearing specific clothes in front of famous landmarks to the next level.

According to Mashable, Sam Barsky knits sweaters of famous landmarks himself, then visits the famous spots. This week, the photos of Barsky at landmarks like Stonehenge and the Golden Gate Bridge have been going viral.

Barsky’s prime motivation is the knitting. The Times of Israel relays how Barsky became “that rarest of 21st century unicorns – a human internet meme.” First, there was a slight change in approach, the paper reports:

Whereas formerly he knit sweaters depicting places he had visited, recently he’s upped the ante. Now he first knits places he hopes to see, and then, when visiting the actual locations, he photographs himself while sporting the sites’ wearable twin.

Then, the photos were posted on Reddit, specifically r/interestingasfuck. Turns out, the knitting led to viral gold.

Sam Barsky's power lines sweater. (photo via reddit/Sam Barsky)

Sam Barsky’s power lines sweater. (Photo via reddit)

In addition to landmarks, Barsky also knits sweaters showing everyday scenes in nature and at the zoo. His depiction of power lines strikes just the right tone on nature, the desire to work with one’s hands and the always-present influence of human creations.


Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Baltimore and DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.


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