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Then and now: Reporter visits scenes from 'The Wire'

By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
updated 6:48 PM EST, Sat December 27, 2014
Stuck inside this holiday with nothing in front of you but hours of "A Christmas Story" on a loop? (Not that that's a bad thing!) If you need a diversion from the seasonal programming -- or a diversion from seasonal guests -- we won't judge. Here are some suggestions to distract yourself over the holiday break. Our first pick is <strong>"The Wire." </strong>If you missed it during its five-season run on HBO, it's better to be late to David Simon's masterpiece than never to have witnessed a virtually perfect TV series. HBO is showing it remastered in high definition through December 31 Stuck inside this holiday with nothing in front of you but hours of "A Christmas Story" on a loop? (Not that that's a bad thing!) If you need a diversion from the seasonal programming -- or a diversion from seasonal guests -- we won't judge. Here are some suggestions to distract yourself over the holiday break. Our first pick is "The Wire." If you missed it during its five-season run on HBO, it's better to be late to David Simon's masterpiece than never to have witnessed a virtually perfect TV series. HBO is showing it remastered in high definition through December 31
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • HBO is showing a marathon of hit series "The Wire"
  • Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton is sharing now-and-then images from "The Wire"

(CNN) -- Fans of the HBO hit series "The Wire" have two ways to revisit the streets of Baltimore this week.

Coinciding with a five-day marathon of the complete series remastered in high definition, Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton is visiting locations from David Simon's critically acclaimed drama.

Wondering what the fictional neighborhood of Hamsterdam looks like in real life? How has Marlo's spot withstood the test of time? Time permitting, Fenton has been taking fan requests to visit locations on his lunch break, take pictures of them and share them on Twitter.

Here are a few of the spots Fenton has hit so far.

At least one fan joined in the fun by sharing past and present images of the bar where Frank and Nick Sobotka spent time with fellow longshoremen. "Good but points deducted for Zillow," Fenton said.

Are you a fan of "The Wire"? Which scenes would would you like to see?

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