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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Yesterday, elections were held for the members of the United States Congress, but as I have already shown three photos of the United States Capitol (home of the Congress) and the outcome of these elections will surely also affect the resident of this building, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., probably one of the most best-known addresses in the world.

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It was built between 1792 and 1800 (it was completed on November 1, so 218 years and one week ago) and every President since President John Adams (1797-1801) has used the White House, many of whom have also made several changes to the building, like President Theodore Roosevelt, who had the West Wing built in 1901, which houses all the work offices. It now also includes the Oval Office, which was built by President William Howard Taft in 1909 and redesigned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1934. The West Wing can’t be seen in this photo, though.

The photo was taken from Lafayette Square and also includes the Washington Monument in the background. As you can imagine, it was pretty crowded in front of the fence around the White House. From this viewpoint I was able to leave out everyone but for the hands and camera of one person.

And no, he wasn’t home, according to his schedule, Mr President was at a rally in Ohio that day.

Click here for a larger version. I added a photo from the other side of the building in the WS

Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 2506/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-04 17:54
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1140 kb

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