Scenes from The Wire: Then and Now

scens from the wire then and now the pit

scens from the wire then and now the pit

 

In honor of HBO’s re-release of The Wire—completely remastered in 16×9 full-frame HD—Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton has been taking requests from people on Twitter and taking photos of present-day locations from the critically acclaimed television show.

 

In honor of this #TheWireMarathon, tell me a filming location you'd like to see present day, I'll take a pic on my lunch break

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

All 60 episodes are currently being marathoned on HBO Signature and HBO Go (one season per day, starting on Dec. 26 and ending on Dec. 30). The Wire: The Complete Series will also be released on Digital HD on January 5, 2015, and on Blu-ray in Summer 2015. Show creator David Simon has some very interesting opinions about the newly remastered HD version and shares his thoughts on an extensive blog post on his website about the differences in framing etc. by switching from 4:3 to 16:9.

Now let Justin Fenton take you on a trip down memory lane with this ongoing series of scenes from The Wire, then and now.

 

.@flacks @LazerAl The Pit, then & now #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/WlZcDg9hno

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

.@TheFoodChemist one of Bunk & McNulty's train track spots #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/E6kYxgD34m

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

Season 1 opening scene, then and now #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/y3SNzDBGTn

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 27, 2014

 

The BPD marine unit (which was almost shut down http://t.co/f9n2RVsy5Z) pics via @BaltimorePolice #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/cQig7oBpLe

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 27, 2014

 

.@_D_J_P Hamsterdam, then and now #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/sK3vF857FX

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

Bodie's corner, in Greenmount West #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/g2fq3dpnPh

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 28, 2014

 

Fake Sun newsroom then, real Sun newsroom now #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/kr9JMxGpFK

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

Kavanaugh's (Sidebar), then and now #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/gUD0XxuCn7

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

Bonus, then and now: #TheWireMarathon #nospoilers pic.twitter.com/m7pzY8Qqd8

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

.@TheRealPeteMcG East/West basketball game spot, then and now #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/Rx1rcOt6Ug

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

Cutty's gym. #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/s0qDJmkfKP

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 28, 2014

 

.@SleevieB Marlo's spot, then and now #TheWireMarathon pic.twitter.com/kvDTsgQFQL

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 26, 2014

 

 

 

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