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Old December 18th, 2004, 02:23 AM   #1
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Your country's official residence

In the Netherlands the Catshuis (Catshouse) is the official residence for our prime-minister.
I don't know if he actually lives there, because it has just been renovated





during the renovation:



Show us your PM's/presidents/Dictators cribs
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Old December 18th, 2004, 02:37 AM   #2
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PERU'S GOVERNMENT PALACE, the CASA DE PIZARRO



BTW: The flag on the left is the Cusco flag, not the Gay flag.


Side view


The Casa de Pizarro and the Plaza Mayor at night.
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Old December 18th, 2004, 02:59 AM   #3
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Bundeshaus Bern (for Brazilians - has sometimes something to do with Bunda )

After Inauguration:


And 100 years later today:


Mostly the Bundesplatz (the square in front) looks like this

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Old December 19th, 2004, 02:36 AM   #4
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Three Official Reidences at Orchard Road:
The Istana, the official residence of the President of Singapore:



Before renovation:


Middle Gate with guard house.


Entrance:


West Drawing Room:




Sri Temasek, official residence of the Prime Minister:




A house called The Villa, the official residence of the Attorney-General:



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Command House, official residence to the Chief of Army:

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Old December 19th, 2004, 02:59 AM   #5
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Number Ten Downing Street, the UK's Prime Minister's official residence, has to be the most boring-looking official residence of a head of government in the world. It is an ordinary terraced house, with the brickwork blackened by soot from Victorian times. Number eleven, next door, is the official residence of the number two guy, and it is bigger than number ten!

It used to be possible to go right up to the front door of the place, but when Margaret Thatcher was PM, a fence was built across the street for security, so the place is virtually invisible now. Apparently, fencing off a public thoroughfare is illegal in English law, but no-one seems to have challenged the government's right to build this particular fence.
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Old December 19th, 2004, 03:04 AM   #6
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The Malacanang Palace, official residence of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

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Old December 19th, 2004, 03:35 PM   #7
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Palais de l'Elysée , official residence of the President of the French Republic









Hôtel de Matignon : official residence of the Prime Minister



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Old December 19th, 2004, 04:13 PM   #8
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New York's Governor's Mansion:



Oh, yeah... and that other house...

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Old December 19th, 2004, 04:33 PM   #9
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Rosenbad to the left is the goverments head quarter
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Old December 19th, 2004, 04:46 PM   #10
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Wow
The French one is really magnificent
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Old December 19th, 2004, 04:47 PM   #11
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Τhe Greek Presidential Mansion
in Hrodou Attikou Street.





Central entrance



Inside









The president's office





The Prime minister's office (in the same street)
Maximou Mansion





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Old December 19th, 2004, 05:06 PM   #12
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Chile's La Moneda Palace (built between 1784 and 1799).

where the president usually lives, now they usually stay at their real homes:





A few years ago...


Being bombarded by Pinochet to oust the socialist president:











the building was supposed to become the "the mint" but was later adapted to become the presidential palace, hence the name "La Moneda" which means "The Coin" (the last coin to be mint there was in 1922)


very simple interiors, for a presidential palace








the Patio de los Naranjos or Orangeries Patio (unlike in France, they can stay out in the open year-round...)



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Old December 19th, 2004, 05:40 PM   #13
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the Patio de los Naranjos or Orangeries Patio (unlike in France, they can stay out in the open year-round...)
It depends on where. In southern France they got them everywhere. I actually got one to in my garden in Sweden.
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Old December 19th, 2004, 08:26 PM   #14
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Wow I like the Peru one a lot.
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Old December 20th, 2004, 04:30 AM   #15
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It depends on where. In southern France they got them everywhere. I actually got one to in my garden in Sweden.
Wow that's awesome. I've actually heard that there are palm trees in Sweden, out in the open. Of course they need extra care...
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Old December 20th, 2004, 07:20 PM   #16
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Wow that's awesome. I've actually heard that there are palm trees in Sweden, out in the open. Of course they need extra care...
it depends on where you are. In the most southern part or on islands in the sea they dont need any protection but more north they do.

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Old December 20th, 2004, 07:38 PM   #17
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Polish president's residence:



president's room:

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Old December 20th, 2004, 09:03 PM   #18
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the Prime Minister of Québec has an official appartment at the 16th and 17th floors of the Price Building, located in the walled city.



it's more like a luxury condo than an official residence.















one of the the views :

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Old December 20th, 2004, 09:06 PM   #19
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The Malacanang Palace, official residence of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

:O!

Thats amazingly, stunningly, fantastically, BEAUTIFUL! <3
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Buckingham Palace, official residence of Queen Elizabeth II


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