Historic Ellicott City, Maryland No matter what's going on in my life and whatever my commitments to others, I'm trying to make time each day for myself. So I took some time this morning to walk around Historic Ellicott City and drive around it a bit as well. It is an old mill town turned shopping and restaurant and eatery district. It's pretty neat. I have been there several times, as my father grew up in the area, and we used to visit sometimes when I was a kid. My grandfather's worked there as well, but before I was born. You don't have to go far from the main drag to find things that are still in disrepair. That said, these buildings were fenced in (thus the less than optimal composition) so maybe they will be updated soon. Time moves on.