Friday, September 5, 2014

Social Season Begins: Reception at House of Sweden

Summer is a quieter time in terms of Latvian and other such events. Labor Day heralded the end of summer (sob! More on my long weekend adventures later), and two days after that I attended a reception at the House of Sweden, a modern building on the Potomac River in Georgetown. It houses the Embassy of Sweden, as well as the Embassy of Iceland, as well as plenty of space for events. In conjunction with Rīga and Sweden's Umea being this year's Culture Capitals of Europe, the Latvian and Swedish embassies cooperated to present an exhibit of beautiful tapestries by Latvian artist Iveta Vecenāne. The tapestries are bit difficult to photograph, but here are a few pics from the evening. The light colored ones include thread made from amber! More info about the exhibit can be found here. The exhibit can be viewed on Saturdays (11am - 4pm) and Sundays (12pm - 5pm) through September 21
Seashore scenes
One of my favorites - I love the colors!
This one looked much better in real life!
With friends S and Z enjoying the new social season!


  1. Thread made from amber... I can only imagine how fragile!

    1. Actually, it is strong - crushed amber combined with something else! It might be used in surgery some day!

  2. This venue would be great for a wedding or baby shower and even an adult birthday party. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I would consider this place for my next event.


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