Thursday, June 30, 2011

Embassy Row

Washington, today.

Why does Luxembourg still have such a fancy embassy? What, do you suppose, does the Ambassador from Luxembourg actually do? Does Luxembourg have a foreign policy?

Money can't buy everything, but it sure does buy beautiful gardens.

St. Jerome in front of the Croatian Embassy.

In the Grimly Appropriate category, note that the Haitian Embassy is falling apart and has graffiti on the front door. Also tall weeds in the cracked parking pad right in front. Love the low-rent look of the air conditioners in the windows.

This vacant building is plastered all over with Zoning Hearing signs, which I assume means somebody is turning it into condos. And it's a great building, although you would have to live next door to the Burmese ambassador.

As you can see, it's a perfect day for wandering the city.

1 comment:

Tom Hale said...

Many countries have "fancy" embassies in Washington. Do you think that because they are a small country they should work out of a cardboard box? The Luxembourg Ambassador represents his country's and his people's interests in the United States. By the way, Luxembourg has a higher per capita income than the US. Luxembourg does have a foreign policy which is very much pro-American. Luxembourg is a charter member of the United Nations, NATO, and the European Union. It has sent troops and equipment in support of the Gulf War, the war in Bosnia, the Iraq War, and the war in Afghanistan, not to mention World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. We are fortunate to have Luxembourg as a friend and ally!