To my American readers, a Happy Fourth of July!
The Embassy of Algeria can be found in the Sandy Hill area. It is another of the regular features for Doors Open, and occupies the Fleck-Paterson House. Built in 1901 by the timber baron J.R. Booth for his daughter Gertrude and her new husband, the home would end up becoming a residence for Senator Norman Paterson until his death in 1983. The Algerians bought it in 2002 and have run their diplomatic operations here since. It is a marvelous place to visit. Longtime readers might remember it, as I have visited it before.
Coming outside, one gets a view of the coach house, built in the same style. The building beyond it is much less friendly- that is the rear of the Russian Embassy.
The backyard here is well tended, with a terrace that looks out over the Rideau River, with the Vanier neighbourhood on the other side.
Here we have a view of the house from this vantage spot.
The coach house had photo books from Algeria, as well as other items on display.