The West Wing

I was fortunate enough to visit the West Wing of the White House this month. Never done that before, even though I grew up in the DC metro area. It kind of reminded me of when I studied in London and asked British students whether they'd been to Buckingham Palace. "Now why would we do that?" they said.

But the White House is awe-inspiring. Even though, as our gracious tour guide said, the tour features a lot of closed doors.

We got to visit the press briefing room.

You look nervous, said my friend Serena after she snapped this picture.