Monday, May 18, 2015

Embassy tour: Part Deux

Switched to the red shuttle. Planned to go first to the Belgian Embassy.  One of the EU volunteers said there was an hour wait to get into the Belgian embassy:  yup, that would happen when you are offering Waffles, Beer and Chocolate. 

I got off at Whitehaven and Massachusetts and walked up the street.  Winston Churchill still hailing the cab. Extra security at British Embassy. Lots of things to do and see.  Sorry, German Ambassador, but your residence, which is very nice, has nothing on the Sir Edwin Lutyens' designed stately home for the British Ambassador.

The British also had the Shakespeare Theatre (the one in DC) perform.  WETA UK (the only 24 hour 7 day a week all British programming PBS station) had a booth,  British food for sale and so on.  A tour of the ambassador's residence.  My camera (not me) got a close up view of a few interesting photos in one of the reception

It was getting near to 4 p.m., when everything closed.  Hurried to the Danish embassy at the end of Whitehaven, next to Rock Creek Park. Saw a Viking and had few Danish butter cookies ... the ones in the blue cans.  Across the street from the Danish embassy is a lovely house with Secret Service Protection.

Bill and Hilary Clinton's home across from the Danish embassy.  

Next year: the first stop will be the Belgian embassy!


Anonymous said...

I would love to get a picture like yours with the cardboard cutouts of the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! I loved seeing all the other pictures as well!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

thanks.. a fun day

John said...

The photo with the Cambridges is absolutely adorable :-)