Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Embassy Architecture In The Snow

I also photographed embassy properties in New Edinburgh during my visit. This is the French embassy, which I've shown before.


A short walk away is the Spanish embassy, which I haven't featured.


And these are views of the South African High Commission, which sits across from Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex Drive. Tomorrow I'll start showing you Rideau Hall in the winter.

34 comments:

  1. It would be nice to see the insides of any of these embassies if they participate in "Doors Open." They all look like they could be rather elegant.

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  2. Sparkling wonderful Winter light for these find buildings

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  3. It's very good. The spanish embassy looks like a large building.

    Tomás.

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  4. You could start a flags blog. :-)

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  5. They all have that square solid feel to them William. I'm guessing embassies around the world these days have to be well secured!

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  6. @Kay: the French and South African missions have participated.

    @Cloudia: indeed!

    @Tomas: it looks 19th century. I imagine it was a manor.

    @Revrunner: I could!

    @Grace: they do.

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  7. A lot of flags waving around there...

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  8. Attractive building! They probably were watching you taking photos of their building considering the chaos that is going on in the world.

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  9. These photos are so tranquil, as if you are out in the middle of nowhere. But, I know you are not!

    Janis
    GDP

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  10. love the sun filtering through again today. it is very cool for the shot & post. neat-O! ( :

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  11. Oh, no...more snow!

    Beautiful building, though.

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  12. I enjoy seeing all the embassies in Washington.

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  13. It's interesting that many times they chose grand old houses for their embassies. the French embassy is huge.

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  14. @VP: I've noticed the EU flag gets flown at each embassy or high commission where a country belongs to the organization.

    @Bill: it wouldn't surprise me.

    @Tanya: hopefully one of these places is participating with Doors Open. The French embassy does it on a rotating basis, so perhaps this year.

    @Janis: no, there are quite a number of homes here, but it seems to be a quiet neighbourhood.

    @Beth: it was one of the best days all winter to photograph. Mind you, the next day we had that big snowstorm I featured a few days back.

    @Norma: snow is good for you!

    @Luis: thank you!

    @Linda: there are a lot of them here. Many end up in office buildings though.

    @Red: it is big. I'd love to get inside. It's a rare architectural style for here- Art Deco.

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  15. Snow and clear blue skies, what a wonderful combination!

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  16. They are all very grand looking buildings, especially in the snow!

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  17. Impressive buildings.....and it looks so cold... :)

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  18. You chose a nice and quiet moment to take your photos.

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  19. I enjoy your photos. Very impressive.

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  20. @Jan: It was such a good day.

    @Nancy: they stood out beautifully.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Pat: it was cold.

    @RedPat: they are. I hope at least one of them might be on the Doors Open list this year.

    @Marleen: it was a quiet day that day. More to come.

    @Carolann: thank you!

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  21. Impressive building. Maybe someday inside the Spanish Embassy.

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  22. They are all housed in very impressive buildings.

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  23. Nice blue sky William, Have a nice Easter time.

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  24. The flowers on cover photo are amazing.

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  25. Nice pix. Good thing you like snow!

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  26. You might like that book, if you like architecture!

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  27. I think the French embassy looks most imposing and the South African most comfy .... just enough snow to be photogenic by the look of it William..

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  28. Interesting shots! We don't have embassies in these parts, but I've driven down "Embassy Row" in Washington, DC, a few times.

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