Thursday, May 10, 2007

Paku discovers Washington Monument bears little, if any, resemblance to Washington

When Paku emerged from his metro stop in DC this weekend he immediately asked a passerby for directions to the Washington Monument, one of the capitol's most famous landmarks. Paku was informed "it's just over there, you can't miss it." Unfortunately for Paku, he was unclear as to exactly what he was looking for and he spent a good portion of his afternoon closely examine an endless succession of marble and copper statues in search of one with a likeness to the portrait on his dollar bills. Fortunately a hot dog vendor on the Mall noticed the confused and frustrated (but not hungry (see prior post)) Paku and directed him to the massive white obelisk that Paku did have to admit was impossible to miss.
Even from far away, Paku doesn't think it really looks like Washington!

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