I took a short little walk on my lunch break to snap a photo for Day 9 of the February Photo Challenge.
Day 9-Front Door
Across the street from the White House is the Blair House. Unfortunately, I’ve never been inside the Blair House-it’s reserved for visiting Heads of State from other countries. Maybe I’ll get an invitation when Prince William and Kate come to visit??
The original Blair House was built in 1824. What is today known as Blair House is in fact the combination of that original home and three other handsome townhouses. While they appear from the outside to be independent of one another, the four homes are connected internally.
Together, the complex is larger than the White House, with 119 rooms and total area of 70,000 square feet. There are 14 guest bedrooms, eight staff bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, four dining rooms, kitchen facilities, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, an exercise room, a flower shop, and a fully equipped hair salon.
During a foreign leader’s stay at Blair House, the flag of that leader’s nation flies over Blair House, and Blair House serves as a de facto diplomatic mission of that nation.
And, look what has a connection with the Blair House-Nashville, Tennessee!
Another famous front door in Washington, DC. And look, there’s the sun we were trying to find yesterday!