Wednesday, August 23, 2006

feeling flushed

It was time for lunch during my day of sightseeing in Washington last week. My daughter and I found a place called Manhattan Deli right next to the U.S. Navy Memorial. It seemed to be popular with the locals, which is always a good sign. We sat at an outdoor table and noticed the unusual hue of the water in the memorial's fountains. I snapped a photo looking across the street toward the National Archives.

The day after we saw the fountain, I wrote a blog entry about Express, the free commuter daily from The Washington Post. While skimming through that day's stories on the Express website, I found a mention of the blue water at the Navy Memorial. Sure, it was a funny coincidence but I was even more amazed to learn that the blue coloring is not there just to make the fountain look like something you would find in a theme park. It's cleaning fluid, not unlike what you would use in your toilet.
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Anonymous Pam Mc said...

Love the pic of the fountain. That's neat about the blue water.
Makes sense tho..


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