I went to college (JHU) in Baltimore - or Bawlmer, as the locals call it - many eons ago. The Maryland blue crab was a highlight of my time there! The city's urban renewal had just started at the time, so many of the Inner Harbor places that you photographed had not yet been built. Still, it was very nice place.
Thank you very much Lucia for visting my images along the east coast.
Baltimore we visited only 2 days we had a 7 miles walk around the (new) Inner Harbor.
We came down from Conowingo bridge and used the US1 to enter Baltimore. So i guess we saw lots of things that most European tourists does not see on their way.
This place was the most eastern one we got and the pictures title is out of the menu card of john stevens pub. That was very funny.
We also walked up to bank street and back to the harbor again while the police cab followed us about half a mile until we reached Little Italy.
Yes, that was a bit strange.
Anyway, Baltimore is worth to come back - not only for the blue crab :))
me i went to the university here at Mannheim.
Youre right - that seems to be years ago - if not light years :)
Same thing here - in Google Earth you still can see the "old yard" but is already "under construction".
Nowadays the "Ehrenhof" is completly paved.
In the 80's whilst my studies my only little green tent stood on the lawn in students protest - lol. Damn...
Hihi - cooler quote im Titel! :-D
LOL... das stand so in der Speisekarte der Taverne. Die Crab Cakes gibts dort nach "Marktpreis". Da kann so ein Knödelchen schon mal 8+ $ kosten.
Die Gattin meiner Wahl hat mich grad noch vor dem verfrühten Einstieg in die "Finanzkrise" gerettet: "...Der Crab oder ICH" - was willst bei solchen Alternativen machen????
Dafür gabs einen Tag später in Annapolis ein kleinen Naturfood Markt direkt am Old Harbor. Dort haben wir dann so ein Ding erstanden und gleich bruzzeln lassen. Beim Kunta Kinte sein Denkmal saßen Wir dann und haben gemapft :D
All you can do with market price is ask. Sometimes crab cakes are way up in price and sometimes they are reasonable, particularly considering what one gets. Crabs have had drastic ups and downs in the Bay recently due to environmental problems--and crabs are more resistant than oysters--and both over and poor fishing practices.
Some years ago they crashed, something many thought would not happen to hardy crabs. Then when winter harvesting of females by Virginia fishermen in the lower Bay was halted they came back partially. The bad year my son saw none at his slip. Then there were some and last summer fewer again. When I lived in Maryland in the sixties and seventies and when I came back in 1989 there were lots of crabs and crab houses. Lots fewer today and the Maryland crabs may not be the ones you get in markets. Oysters? Almost gone, yet in my early days there were oyster houses all over the D.C. area with fresh Chesapeake oysters. Sad, truly sad.
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