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Wikipedia Description: Embassy of Canada in Washington
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The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. (French: Ambassade du Canada à Washington) is Canada's main diplomatic mission to the United States. The embassy building is located at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. between the Capitol and the White House just north of the National Gallery of Art.
The embassy had long been based in an old mansion on Embassy Row that had been purchased in 1927. This house had been built in 1909 for Clarence Moore, a financier who was killed in the sinking of the Titanic. It was at this building that the Queen of Canada, Elizabeth II, hosted a return dinner for President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the end of her state visit to the US in 1959.
Over time, the Canadian delegation outgrew this building and spread to other structures scattered throughout Washington. In the 1970s the Embassy of Canada began to search for a new home, at the same time the district government was looking to revitalize Pennsylvania Avenue. In 1978 the Government of Canada purchased a vacant lot for $5 million. The site had previously been a Ford dealership and a public library. Canada is the first, and so far only nation, to build an embassy so close to the Capitol. The two nations share a close relationship due to their cultural similarities, geographic proximity, and the volume of trade across their borders.
The new building was designed by British Columbia architect Arthur Erickson. This decision generated some controversy as Erickson was handpicked by his friend Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, but the building itself was much acclaimed. The new chancery was officially opened by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in May 1989.
The ambassador is former federal finance minister Michael Wilson. The ambassador lives in an official residence just off Embassy Row in the northwest of the city. This building was purchased in 1948 and Lester B. Pearson was the first ambassador to re ...More...
2021 photos: This year was filled with hope. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us but it was hoped that restoring sanity to the White House. the rapid vaccine role-out, and a government that finally cared would put things back to normal again. But the force was strong in the evil anti-vaxxer movement and the virus variants made quick use of that so we're still dealing with this crap.
Trips this year:
after getting fully vaccinated, I made a trip down to Asheville, NC in May to visit my dad and his wife Dixie,
in mid-July, I made a quick trip up to Stockbridge, MA to see the Norman Rockwell Museum again as well as Daniel Chester French's place @ Chesterwood.
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.