News, but not the serious kind
Looks like Miami, only Frenchier!
Blog Guy, you have written lots about exotic homes of the world’s leaders. Interesting stuff about 10 Downing Street, where Britain’s prime minister lives, and your amazing look at the unique home of Russia’s president. Can you tell us about other official residences, please?
Why is it in Ottawa?
It turns out that’s the capital. Who knew? The locals call the flamingo-strewn residence “Tackytown,” but they prefer it to the former garden gnome motif, called “the Gnome Home.”
What’s your favorite official residence of all?
That would be the UK Prime Minister’s country home, called Chequers. The official residence of China’s top leader is an exact copy of the place.
You don’t say. And what is theirs called? No! Wait! Don’t say it!
You’re too late. Chinese Chequers.
Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks at plastic flamingos placed on the front lawn of his official residence, while walking with his daughter Rachel in Ottawa, April 30, 2009. Staffers placed 50 plastic flamingos on the lawn to mark Harper’s 50th birthday. REUTERS/ Chris Wattie