The High Commission for Trinidad and Tobago is here in the Glebe, housed in a century old building that was once occupied by Bell as a telephone exchange. A High Commission is the same as an embassy- it's just the term used if you're a member of the Commonwealth having a diplomatic mission in another Commonwealth country.
It's brightly decorated inside, a combination of office space and reception space featuring cultural items of the two Caribbean islands. I imagine this fashion statement might only be taken out for special occasions.
This reception hall no doubt gets used often. The High Commission regularly participates in Doors Open each year, but this was my first year stopping in.
A short walk away is Vietnam House. It's the home of the Vietnamese ambassador, a Spanish Colonial design on a quiet street in the Glebe. This is also one of the homes designed by architect W.E. Noffke.
This was its first year participating in Doors Open.