This is a regular stop for Doors Open weekend, and like the primary subject of yesterday's post, it too is an embassy. The Fleck-Paterson House was built in 1901 by timber baron J.R. Booth as a gift to his daughter and her new husband, and was later the residence of Senator Norman Paterson. These days it serves as the Embassy of Algeria, and its location in Sandy Hill is ideal.
Outside in the back yard, the visitor can walk to the overlook that gives a view of the Rideau River below, and the Vanier Quarter on the opposite shore.
This building also on the property was a coach house and garage back in the day. The building behind it that you can see is the Russian embassy I showed you yesterday, quite a contrast between a beautiful structure and something that's harsh and unforgiving.
I was surprised to come across tulips in the garden as I headed that way. Usually by early June, the tulips are done, but these were still looking good.
The coach house featured several tables laid out with Algerian items and crafts, as well as coffee table books, and members of the staff chatting with people. The wooden box particularly caught my eye, and on my way out, I stopped for a cup of particularly tasty mint tea that was offered.