Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Embassies of Washington, Part 13
Our northern neighbor Canada has the privilege of having its embassy closest to the Capitol, on Pennsylvania Avenue and 4th St.. It is also a fairly friendly embassy, with galleries of Canadian art in case visitors to DC get bored of all the American and European stuff at the National Gallery across the street. In today's edition, we also feature Cuba's "embassy," under the aegis of Switzerland (we have a similar set-up in Cuba), Madagascar's embassy which looks twice as big in this photo as it actually is (it shares a building with Paraguay, whose flag is visible on the other side of the tree), the Dutch embassy which is not only the most one of the most remote in the city, but also hides in the forest, the Sultanate of Oman's embassy which is tucked behind Massachusetts Avenue's Islamic Center, and the Swiss embassy itself, which is in my neighborhood and looks like an elementary school (the ambassador's residence next to it, not pictured, is much more interesting, but it's not an embassy). Canada, the Cuban Interests Section of the Embassy of Switzerland, Eritrea, Lesotho, Madagascar, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Oman, Switzerland, and Tunisia.