Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Embassy Row In New Edinburgh

Another feature in New Edinburgh is a number of embassies or ambassador's residences. I have three of them today. The first is the French embassy, a rather grand Art Deco style building. I've never had the luck of getting inside- the building is only generally open to the public for Doors Open, and it's limited to a number of visitors.

This is the Spanish embassy, a short walk away.

And this is the High Commission of South Africa, set close to Rideau Hall and across the road from 24 Sussex Drive. We'll start looking at Rideau Hall tomorrow.


  1. It would be interesting to go inside! Hope you get in some day.

  2. Glad to see the Spanish flag for those lands.


  3. Every capitol city has it's version of embassy row. Yours looks quite nice!

  4. Lots of embassy in government cities indeed.

  5. A post close to my heart with both French and South African Embassies.
    Would love to see a post on your Air and Space Museum, it is stange Denise and I have both just written up on a visit to the Washington one but we have never met. We both have very different photos in general as well. Have a good week Diane

  6. All three solid, stately and impressive embassies William..

  7. It must be interesting and fun to have such embassies in your city! I think Ocala has the Central Florida Redneck embassy. I haven't been able to find it yet, but many of its emissaries are out and about in pickup trucks with big wheels! 😁

  8. @Linda: it is the same thing with the US embassy- limited space at Doors Open.

    @Tomas: I figured you'd approve.

    @Halcyon: there are more here I have not found.

    @Marianne: we have many represented.

    @Diane: I have been there twice. The Museum would take quite a few posts.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Lowell: I suspect many of those emissaries are Trump supporters.

  9. I find seeing the international residences and offices interesting. the imagination flows as to what goes on. I like your photos that show the buildings and landscaping.

  10. The clarity is beautiful on your pictures.

    I had left a message on your email encase you have not seen it.

    Thank you.

  11. I love Art Deco!

    I wonder why US embassies always look like prisons?

  12. An international city, very nice!

  13. Nice photos William! They all look kind of stately. It would be very interesting to see what they are like inside.

  14. Glad you're still able to get close enough to take photos.

  15. @Red: thanks!

    @Carolann: thank you.

    @Linda: that they are.

    @Norma: it's taken me time to get used to the embassy here.

    @Bill: it certainly is.

    @Pat: I'd like to get inside at least one.

    @Catalyst: that they are.

    @Revrunner: quite close indeed, and the fencing does still allow for views. I find myself thinking that the South African mission might have had a lot of protestors around back in the days when apartheid was still in force.

  16. It would be great if you could get in to explore any of these further. They're all rather nice buildings.

  17. Very nice look at the various embassies. I always enjoy the ones here in Washington DC. I wonder if they have open houses? Will have to check.

  18. Those buildings are meant to impress!

  19. For some reason, embassies make me feel happy. The thought of countries working together is so great.


  20. always enjoy through the fence shots ( ;

  21. At some point, when you disappear, we'll know you were taking photos where you shouldn't!!! :-)

  22. @Kay: alas, I've been stymied with the French and South African missions in terms of Doors Open.

    @Denise: it wouldn't surprise me if there's something similar in Washington to Doors Open.

    @Mari: they certainly are.

    @Janis: I agree.

    @Beth: so do I.

    @Jennifer: hah!