Late posting for those waiting
Rose Garden thread
I don't normally recommend CNN but this is by @KateBennett_DC
. She is well worth reading. https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/02/politics/melania-trump-rose-garden-redesign/index.html
The Rose Garden, like the White House has a wonderful history and many haven't bothered to find out anything. It is lovely in the spring as many of you know I post pictures by the wonderfully talented White House photographers like this thread ~ https://twitter.com/LJT_is_me/status/1248318924455895041?s=20
and the media have gone all in attacking none other than woman who is well known to have horrid taste ~ Jacqueline Lee Bouvier "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis, it was the original plan for President Kennedy's Rose Garden. https://whitehousehistory.org/president-kennedys-rose-garden
The First Lady has included the new "Pope John Paul II Rose" in the White House Rose Garden, in honor of his 1979 visit. I think the former First Lady and JFK would have liked that.
I encourage you to read Kate's article because she explains the garden needed repair. Drainage and structural issues develop in any garden. This space is used for press conferences and White House events.
The media and "elite" lost their collective mind over every renovation the First Lady has done without understanding they're criticizing the White House Historical Association. The tennis pavilion was a great example of work that needed to be done. https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/1235616174899171328?s=20
Oh yes, I thanked her for that too . . . that project began October of 2019. https://twitter.com/LJT_is_me/status/1235619114800078848?s=20
This was the tennis pavilion. Keeping everything the same forever has consequences . . . the courts had been there since 1910 and the Obama's painted lines on it and used it for basketball.
The White House grounds consist of 52 acres. The L-shaped 1,100-square-foot garden is located by the mansion's tennis courts and can be seen from E street. https://nps.gov/whho/planyourvisit/white-house-garden-tours.htm
I wish I had remembered to add this. The First Lady's office put out a 241 page report. No change is made spontaneously. https://www.ovsla.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/White-House-Rose-Garden-Landscape-Report.pdf
Yes, these photos are courtesy of @dougmillsnyt
. Look at the new pavers.
The President and First Lady didn't even move into the White House after inauguration day so that long overdue renovations could begin. Beginning with the Oval office
The Roosevelt room is often featured filled with press. Yes that painting is of the 26th U.S. President, Teddy Roosevelt
No detail of the People's House has been neglected. It shows off during the Holidays but elegance in the quiet of the summer too . . . East Colonnade http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/east-wing/east-colonnade.htm
It really is a shame that any other First Lady would be praised for the work and time expended to do these renovations and update. Let's go see the East Room shall we?
The blue room is often seen for formal photographs and press conferences. I LOVE this room.
So I fall in love easily . . . The Green Room got it's name from a painted green canvas that covered the floor when the White House was very young ~
Furnished in the Empire style, the Red Room contains several pieces of furniture from the New York workshop of the French-born cabinetmaker Charles-Honoré Lannuier. Dolly Madison favored the room for entertaining ladies.
The First Lady and White House Historical Association has brought thoughtful throughout and we can be proud that our President who is a builder and First Lady who is a designer occupy the People's House.
Even the bowling alley has been remodeled . . . the children that visit LOVE it.
These rooms are seen by the world, while taxpayers DO pay for routine maintenance? The improvements that are made are NOT. To get back to why Jackie Kennedy couldn't afford to do the original design for the Rose Garden. Thank you to the generous donors who make this possible.
This is the Trump administration, but the White House belongs to the We The People. Act like it, and respect those who lovingly care for it.
Good Night Mr President & thank you @FLOTUS
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