| Bundespräsidialamt- |
where the workers are.
Our guide was a charming government worker, who started us in the office building, discussed its history, architecture, and the individuals who work there and then walked us to the Schloss. This is one of her duties as she spends a period of time attached to the President's office.
The lovely Schloss Bellevue, although the official residence of the President, is not where he actually lives (that is a government-owned home in Dahlem, not far from the other ambassadors, including that from the US). The flag seen flying from the "residence" does not actually indicate that the President is in his office (either here or at the Bundespräsidialamt), but that he is not in official residence at the Bonn Residence: Villa Hammerschmidt or on a state visit, when he would "reside" where the German flag was raised.
|The official Guest Book|
|Original art, furniture to match|
Seeing our group indicates the size of this room, a reception room which can also be used as a banquet hall.
I loved the paintings.
(Below, you see the painting on the facing wall, with me below it to show scale.)