Baltimore’s Washington Monument claims many distinctions — it was the first monument planned to honor George Washington; at 178 feet high it was an “engineering marvel in its day” — but resembling the first president is not among them.
The scaffolding that surrounds the monument while it undergoes restoration has afforded some the opportunity finally to see the statue up close. Baltimore Business Journal‘s Kevin Litten recently scaled the monument to take some very intimate pictures of Washington’s oversize mug, and the results are surprising.
The sculptor, Enrico Causici, doesn’t appear to be a slouch, judging by his other work. Maybe it was a prank?
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