Monday, February 20, 2012

Writing Spaces: Presidential

I hope you all are having a patriotic Presidents' Day. We celebrated by stuff six college friends into our teeny tiny apartment for the weekend, and after an action-packed three days, I'm ready for another long weekend.

Today's writing space is one of the most famous in the country: the Oval Office. Completed in 1909 for President Taft, the Oval Office got a major renovation in 1934 under President Roosevelt and currently features decor chosen by First Lady Michelle Obama.

That huge desk was carved from pieces of the British ship HMS Resolute, which was rescued by American sailors and returned to Britain, where Queen Victoria had two desks made from the wood and sent one to President Rutherford B. Hayes.

No idea where they get the chair from, but it sure looks comfy, huh?

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