Only a week left before I take off. I have a lot of random pictures that I’ve taken but haven’t been able to work them into a blog post. I learned from Dan Brown that if you have a bunch of random facts and cool locations you can weave them into a highly profitable novel and movie. I await your offer Dreamworks!
Andre Vidrio stood in front of the massive monument that had just been constructed in Plaza San Martin. As head of symbology at the University of Northern Iowa (the most respected university in all of northern Iowa mind you), he’d been called to Buenos Aires the day before to investigate.
“This thing just sprang up over night” inspector Callao informed Dr. Vidrio as they stood before the massive structure. “What do you make of it?”
Vidrio thought about it for a moment.
It’s obviously the work of the Illuminati he thought. Well, not really but I’m getting a free trip out of this.
“Obviously who ever did this has knowledge of Greek Symbology. The spiral shape with books on the outside was used to identify things of great importance” Vidrio explained.
Just then, a car pulled up and out stepped the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. She walked up to Vidrio and introduced herself.
“Hi. I’m Detective Angelica Patnodo. I’m your liaison for this trip” she explained. “What’s our next move?”
“Recoleta Cemetery. Quickly.” he said.
They jumped into her car as they headed towards the cemetery. On the way he explained.
“The monument was obviously built as a distraction. I just looked at my watch and today is May 10, the anniversary of the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman Emperor Titus. It’s common knowledge that Romans loved cemeteries. The next clue will be located within the cemetery”
“Isn’t that a bit of a stretch?”
“Who’s the symbologist here?”
Upon arriving they rushed inside the massive brick walls surrounding the cemetery. They headed straight for the most famous tomb, that of Eva Peron (Evita). Evita was responsible for inspiring Argentina in the 1950′s and inspiring Andrew Lloyd Webber to create a really shitty musical in the 1970′s. The tomb was unremarkable for somebody of her stature as it was located down a narrow corridor and out of the way. Vidrio and Patnodo approached the tomb to solve the next clue.
“Wait a second, I’m seeing a connection… Evita…Argentina… wine… grape… purple… Barney… kids… Sponge Bob Square Pants… pineapple… coconut… palm tree…West Palm Beach…Florida… United States…Washington DC…Washington Monument… I’ve got it!” Vidro said.
“What the hell are you talking about it??” Patnodo questioned.
“Quick! To the car! To Avenida 9 de Julio!”
They made their way down the massive avenue that is as wide as 7 lanes in each direction. In the distance he could see what he was looking for. The obelisk. Almost an exact replica of the one inWashington DC. An obvious conspiracy of some sort. The Freemasons, Illuminati and The Priory of Sion all rolled up into one. These people and their obelisks…
“Is this the next clue?” Padnodo wanted to know.
“Sure, why not? I’d just like to point that America’s Obelisk is much bigger” replied Vidro
“All this running around has got me all riled up. Want to go down to Plaza de Mayo and make out?”
“Sure, after I describe in detail all the buildings that are there. First you have the Casa Rosada where the President works. Next is the Catedral where General San Martin is buried. Finally, a fountain in front of the national bank.”
“Wow, you’re so smart”
“I know I am. In conclusion, neo Nazi’s built the structure from the beginning of the story. <Note to WordPress editors: insert some babble about Nazi’s and their hatred for books>”