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Wikipedia Description: British Embassy, Washington, D.C.
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The British Embassy in Washington, D.C. is the United Kingdom's diplomatic mission to the United States. It's located at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW (marking the northern end of Embassy Row) in Washington, D.C..
The embassy also operates Consulates-General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco as well as consulates in Orlando, Denver and Miami.
The embassy is situated in a compound that is home to both the ambassador's residence and the old and new chanceries. The ambassador's residence was built in 1929 and is a contributing property to the Massachusetts Avenue Historic District. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens to resemble an English country manor, with the old chancery facing the street. By the 1960s, the old chancery was deemed too cramped, and the new chancery, designed by chief architect Eric Bedford, was built. Part of the old chancery was converted into staff quarters, and the rest is currently occupied by the offices of the British Council. The British government was the first nation to build an embassy in the area that would later become known as Embassy Row.
Outside the British ambassador's residence stands a statue of Winston Churchill. One of the statue's feet is inside the marked embassy grounds; the other is within the District of Columbia. The embassy's website states that this symbolizes Churchill's Anglo-American parentage (his father was British, his mother American) and his status as an honorary citizen of the United States.
The embassy is one of the largest in Washington, employing 210 diplomats and approx 250 additional staffers. The current ambassador is Sir Nigel Sheinwald.
On July 7, 2005, the United States Army Band played "God Save the Queen" outside the embassy in remembrance of the victims of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. This mirrored the British re ...More...
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
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Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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