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Description of Pictures: Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2011:
The Bolivarian Hall, located in 2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW, will be open to the public and offer Venezuelan traditional dances, music, appetizers, and games in an environment full of culture and fun. Additionally, an art exhibition will be displayed that will include paintings and sculptures that are part of the art collection of the ambassador’s official residence. The traditional papelón, a refreshing sugar cane-based drink, will be served, and children will be able to enjoy a workshop on kites (or “papagayos” as they’re known in Venezuela), as part of the traditional games to be offered by the embassy. A video on the country’s main tourist attractions will also be showcased, allowing the public to travel to Venezuela without leaving the U.S. capital.
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Wikipedia Description: Embassy of Venezuela, Washington, D.C.
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The Embassy of Venezuela in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States. The embassy is located at 1099 30th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. in the Georgetown neighborhood.
The embassy also operates Consulates-General in Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New Orleans.
Because diplomatic relations have been broken off between Nicolás Maduro administration and the U.S since January 24, 2019, all of the Venezuelan embassies and consulates in the US are now being administered by Juan Guaidó's representatives, recognized by the US as the acting president of Venezuela during the Venezuelan presidential crisis, and Venezuelans now have restricted access to consular services.
Handover during the Venezuelan presidential crisis
On January 24, 2019, Nicolás Maduro ordered the closure of both the embassy and all Venezuelan consulates in the United States. This move came as a response to US recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president.
On January 29, 2019 Juan Guaidó appointed Carlos Vecchio to serve as Venezuelan chargé d'affaires to the United States. This move was recognized by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Occupation by Code Pink
On April 10, 2019, the group Code Pink began occupying the embassy by invitation from the Maduro government. As of May 1, fifty US activists supporting Maduro were occupying the building and the embassy was locked down. Hundreds of supporters of Guaidó assembled in front of the embassy on May 1, to hear an address by Carlos Vecchio. There was a clash between pro-Maduro and pro-Guaidó protesters. Code Pink alleges that the opposition became violent and cut off food to the embassy, claiming that "the police are doing absolutely nothing". The pro-Guaidó protesters were primarily Venezuelan expatriates and the pro-Maduro protesters ...More...
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2011 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs camera as well as two Nikon models -- the D90 and the new D7000. Mostly a toy, I also purchased a Fuji Real 3-D W3 camera, to try out 3-D photographs. I found it interesting although I don't see any real use for 3-D stills now. Given that many of the photos from the 1860s were in 3-D (including some of the more famous Civil War shots), it's odd to see it coming back.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences (Savannah, GA, Chattanooga, TN),
New Jersey over Memorial Day for my birthday (people never seem to visit New Jersey -- it's always just a pit stop on the way to New York. I thought I might as well spend a few days there. Despite some nice places, it still ended up a pit stop for me -- New York City was infinitely more interesting),
my 6th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco).
Ego strokes: Author photos that I took were used on two book jackets this year: Jason Emerson's book "The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow As Revealed by Her Own Letters" and Dennis L. Noble's "The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling." I also had a photo of Jason Stelter published in the Washington Examiner and a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 390,000.