The White House's Flickr Photostream

A Peek Inside the Ultimate Live/Work Space

The White House has jumped on the Flickr bandwagon alongside other government institutions like the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, who've also set up public accounts. Now anyone can flip through the Presidential photo albums, sneaking peeks of the First Lady's fierce moves and the President's lame dance face.

Okay, so there's a little more to it than pics from the Governor's Ball. There are treaty signing photos and pictures from Afghanistan, but this is Apartment Therapy, so we'll leave it to the political blogs to cover that stuff and we'll focus instead on the White House decor, which we've always found intriguing.

The thing we enjoyed most, browsing through the various Flickr sets, was the chance to see the White House alive with activity. It's really the ultimate live/work space, outfitted for every type of meeting, dance, or tea party you could imagine. There's no other place where a family's life is so closely and publicly tied to work...except maybe the Real Housewives or 9 By Design, but those shows only last for a season, not four years.

To view the full White House photostream, click here.

SHOWN ABOVE

  1. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance together during the Governors Ball in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  2. President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office, prior to making a statement on the New START Treaty, March 26, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  3. President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev prior to the formal announcement of the New START Treaty, in the Oval Office, March 26, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  4. First Lady Michelle Obama greets Mrs. Ada Papandreou, the First Lady of Greece, in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House, March 9, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)
  5. President Barack Obama signs H.R. 4691, Temporary Extension Act of 2010, in his private office in the residence of the White House, March 2, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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