After exiting the grandeur of Park Road, I toured the German ambassador’s residence. The difference was immediately and blatantly obvious. While the German ambassador’s residence was lovely, and perfectly functional for diplomatic events, it had a distinct air of frugality when compared to Park Road.
Two points to ponder: At 24,000sq ft, our ambassador’s residence is twice the size of the Canadian prime minister’s official residence. And, with the demise of Waterford Crystal, one must wonder if the chandeliers were actually manufactured in Ireland, in Germany or the Czech Republic.