D.C. in Photos: Our Canadian Friends

Oh, Canada.

Canadian Embassy.

Canadian Embassy.

The Embassy in Washington, D.C. that belongs to America’s friends to the north certainly is beautiful, I thought, admiring its place next to the Newseum as I walked past with my dear wife Karen during the sunny Saturday of our Easter Weekend getaway.

Good neighbor.

Good neighbor.

Clean lines.

Clean lines.

On the walk back, I took my time to get the pure shot above.

This is for all my great friends who call Canada home, warm people I’ve met here on WordPress my two years of blogging. For you, Paul, Diana, Christy, Ross, Linda G., Jay, Donna, and all those who put the u after the o.

Coming tomorrow: Old and New

See Wednesday: Travel (Metro and Airport)

Have you ever visited an embassy in any country, and if so, where and what for? Would feel safe in your country’s embassy in every country? Which photo is your favorite, and why?

40 thoughts on “D.C. in Photos: Our Canadian Friends

  1. Thanks for the mention, Mr. Mark! πŸ˜€ I love poutine and poutine seems to love my hips. πŸ˜› Since you like ketchup on your fries, how about trying Italian poutine? It’s fries with a topping of meaty spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese. Mmmmmm….
    Next time I go to Ottawa I’ll try to stop by the Byward Market and snap a picture of the American Embassy for you! πŸ˜€

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  2. Haha thank you Mark! I’m sure I speak for all the Canadians you mentioned when I say, we love our neighbour to the south too, even though you remove the U after the O. ❀
    Diana xo

    This post reminds me of the following video where Tom Brokaw explains Canada to America. I feel blessed to be neighbours.

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    • Thank you, Diana, for putting Tom Brokaw’s excellent pre-Canadian Olympic Games report on our relationship here. Yes, we need each other. ❀ We do get along, the people. Pretty good example for all, I think. Do you like the lines of your embassy? I loved it. πŸ™‚

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      • Yes I love the lines. You know I’ve never visited a Canadian Embassy in another country. I have visited the American one here in Calgary because they raised funds for an organization I used to work for. Nice folks. πŸ™‚ If I ever make it to DC I would love to visit all the spots you highlighted.

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  3. I’ve been to the South african embassy in London! What you do notice as you walk around our capital is that some countries have the most amazing buildings in the best places for their embassy and other countries are not so favoured.

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      • I had poutine for the first time a couple of months ago. Not particularly impressed, but still managed to eat it all! Like many foods, it has been tweaked to obscenity. Anyway, you guys have ‘Coney Island Fries’ – yeech.

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  4. Thank you for showing us this little slice of The Great White North when you were out and about, neighbour. πŸ™‚
    It’s a beauty, eh.
    I wonder if they serve poutine and Molson Canadian in the cafeteria. πŸ˜‰

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