Like many cities, such as Harrisburg which has cows and DC which has pandas, Baltimore has a public art display in which individual artists and sponsors were invited to decorate crabs as symbols of the city to raise funds for schools. Here are some of them around the harbor in July 2005.
Daniel and Adam in the "cow crab" with the aquarium visible behind them.
The Maryland flag on the back of a crab at the visitor's center.
A crab boat with the USS Constellation behind it.
Famous Baltimore residents crab, side one, with the HMS Bounty behind it.
Famous Baltimore residents crab, side two, with Harborplace behind it.
The crystal blue crab by Paula and Elana Baziz at the National Aquarium.
"Reci-Crab" with Baltimore icons and recipes.
Construction crab near the visitor's center.
A tiled red crab overlooks the harbor.
Washington Elementary School's "news" crab.
Daniel and Adam with the psychidelic crab designed by Paula Baziz and Edward Shevitz.
And two crabs being admired in front of the Maryland Science Center.