"Penguin Rush Hour"
October 21, 2002
Fowl plays role as unofficial mascot for downtown. Most cities have pigeons. Silver Spring has penguins. You heard right. Penguins. As my friends and I traveled to the Silver Spring Metro in D.C. this past weekend for a dinner downtown, we practically tripped over a whole heard of penguins waddling home from a day at the office. This larger-than-life mural entitled "Penguin Rush Hour" by Sally Calmer is painted under the bridge entrance to the Silver Spring Metro Station in Maryland. However, says Theodore Kim, the 'Penguins are pretty likable [and they] don't offend anyone, I don't think.'