By now you’ve heard all the negative stuff about Baltimore , but you made it the next city on your 30 Plus Teams Tour anyway .
You haven’t been disappointed at all.
You’re in the Mount Vernon district of the city, which is quite pleasant .
Maybe later today , you’ll visit the Little Italy section and maybe tomorrow , you’ll go out to Locust Point , where Fort McHenry is .
You’ve done quite a bit of walking , but two statues on this street corner catch your eyes .
One of which is the statue of the Marquis du Lafayette of Revolutionary War fame, and the other is called The Washington Monument .
Wait a minute – WHAT ? !
You’ve seen the Washington Monument in Washington DC , this one looks NOTHING like it.
This one has a statue of George Washington on top of it.
The plaque on the side of the monument explains it all to you.
This monument was built before the more famous one in Washington DC .
This one came first.
So you guess you can say that you’re looking at the ORIGINAL Washington Monument .