Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Delhi May 8


Just adding a couple of shots of what must be one of the most attractive U.S. Embassies out there...designed by the guy who did the Kennedy Center (looks like he just repurposed the original drawings). Called "Roosevelt House", the embassy was opened in 1959 and features the main building -- with a great floating seal of the United States -- and the twin ambassador's residence, with the fantastic hanging light fixtures and breezeblocks....

Inside, not so much. But the outside is really striking. After Clinton did her "meet and greet" with the embassy staff, it was great to see them pouring out of the ambassador's house -- every size and color, Indian women in saris, blonde kids, Asian-American staff...looked like a 1960's LIFE Magazine cover about the hopeful future.