Years ago, I worked for a wealthy television executive in Washington, DC, who had a posh Georgetown townhouse with a courtyard. In the center of his courtyard was a small fountain, and he became obsessed with getting hold of a certain dye for it that the National Park Service used in fountains and pools at various historic sites around the capital. The dye turned the water an opaque black, so murky you couldn’t see to the bottom. The park service claimed it was more aesthetically...READ FULL ARTICLE »
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