Moldova Embassy

Moldova Embassy

One of the most interesting things about my recent trip to Washington, DC has been tracking down where I was during my strolls through the neighborhood.  I was just taking  photographs of things that caught my eye–as always, and not in search of any particular place most of the time.  Often, due to the congestion of traffic and/or people, and the very density of the buildings, it would be impossible to actually get in position to take a full photograph of a building without major interference.

The Embassy for the Republic of Moldova is located on a busy corner.  The Beaux Arts building was constructed in 1898 and was the private residence of US Agricultural Secretary James Wilson (wikipedia.org).

Moldova Embassy upper floor

Moldova, bordered by Romania and Ukraine, became an independent and sovereign state August 27, 1991.  Formal relations were established with the US in 1993, and the embassy located to the current property in the Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District in 1998–100 years after its construction.

Source: AgnosticPreachersKid. Used with permission. Retrieved Januaray 1, 2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Embassy_of_Moldova_(Washington,_D.C.).JPG#filelinks

Source: AgnosticPreachersKid. Used with permission. Retrieved Januaray 1, 2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Embassy_of_Moldova_(Washington,_D.C.).JPG#filelinks

Moldova is 98% Eastern Orthodox Christian in population.  On December 6, 2012, the Senate passed H.R. 6156, repealing the Jackson-Vanik Amendment and authorized extension of Permanent Normal Trade Relations to Moldova (http://www.sua.mfa.md/about-embassy-en/).

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2 Responses to Moldova Embassy

  1. ELMalvaney says:

    Sounds like you are wanderer like me. On the downside, I sometimes miss things I would have really wanted to see if I had been more prepared and efficient with my time, but on the bright side I always find interesting places. I spent a couple days in 2006 wandering around a neighborhood with alot of embassies, seems like maybe off of the Dupont Circle Metro, including Donald Rumsfeld’s house which ironically faced the French Embassy. 🙂

  2. Suzassippi says:

    I do find it fun to just wander around. And, I actually made a list of some places I wanted to see…and promptly forgot it at home.

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