Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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My completely undirected wandering led me straight to a museum of traditional boats used by Thai royalty, past and present. I arrive right before closing and pay my small admission fee, exploring the half-submerged showroom all to myself. It's right on the water with the boats ready to be deployed in a moment's notice, which seems like a strange arrangement for a museum that presumably seeks to preserve historical antiques (and thus presumably does not intend to float the boats again). A large, sunken gate locks in the boats from the river just outside, and two relaxed guards sit listening to the radio while gazing out over the river.

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