Urban Thursday #4: “Got Crabs?”

I worked for the Public Library, although not at this branch, for nine years. But that’s not why I post this image.

Can you spot what it is artists have to do differently in a beach community?


We don’t have fig leaves to shield innocent eyes but we do have a multitude of “decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura” – i.e., CRABS.

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🙂 🙂 🙂

Urban Thursday

– a Thursday sampling of downtown buildings & city landscapes –

9 Replies to “Urban Thursday #4: “Got Crabs?””

  1. Hi Oops, Love the “Got Crabs” photo….pretty funny. Just after I saw your photo I found this piece in the Washington Post. Knowing your interest in color work, I thought you might be interested. Both links are to the same piece.

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos!

    Best, GL



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      1. They had not been introduced to “Vodka” yet … Photos post Vodka are much more interesting and involve much less clothing …


      2. I noticed that only one was smiling, but that might have been normal in the early days of photography. I wonder if they were taken during the day before the “happy hour?”


        1. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what they did for ‘happy hour’! And were the women folks invited to join in. 🙂


  2. As for your photo … love it …

    And I think we have the USA Evangelical movement to thank for introducing “athletic cups,” AKA “jock straps,” to early Greco-Roman statuary “erected” (pun intended) in public spaces. It also could be confused with the Horseshoe Crab, a crustacean native to Florida.


    1. There are some Hindu Temples in India with sculpted figures of couples making love – go figure! What a cultural smorgasbord the world is!


  3. Gender confusion was not a Greek or Roman problem, whatever they were they knew it, celebrated it, named islands after it, but were not confused. On the other hand, we’re liking getting close these days to figures that will be made anatomically void in order to eliminate controversy or offense. Nice to see a guy, from the good old ancient days.
    Re you’re note on Hindu Temples, remember Passage to India and the temple found in the jungle with the monkeys and the stirrings in Judy Davis from all that. They were incredible sensual.
    Nice library by the way.
    I’m leaving now.

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