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Who Is That Man, Anyway?
Subject: River Horse
Location: Foggy Bottom
( H & 21st )
This is one of the most whimsical statues in Washington. It was a gift of the George Washington University Class of 1999. It depicts a small hippopotamus. According to the dedicatory plaque, hippopotami used to frolic along the banks of the Potomac River and often entertained the guests at Mount Vernon.
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