Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Vandal Caught

Police have arrested a woman for splattering green paint in the Washington National Cathedral. She vandalised the Children's Chapel in the cathedral's nave and an organ and floor in the Bethlehem Chapel in the basement (CLICK). Samples of the paint will be sent to the FBI for testing, to determine if it is the same paint that was used to vandalise two other Washington DC monuments recently. On Friday green paint was found on the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Memorial was closed for the day while US National Park Service staff cleaned the statue, as shown above. The next target for the phantom green-paint splasher was the statue of Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, also on the National Mall. The impressive statue of Abraham Lincoln (1920) is world famous, but I wonder how many people can name the sculptor. Answer: Daniel Chester French (CLICK).


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