Time‘s photo blog is an interesting thing. On occasion, I’ve gotten some very good WH interior photos from the site, altho they tend to be odd and ambiguous. Today’s photo is of a “lower press office,” which I assume to mean an office belonging to the press secretary’s staff located in the ground floor of the West Wing and not an office shared by press correspondents from The Peoria Thrifty Nickel and Inside Edition.
UPDATE: Anonymous explains that it’s actually a press secretary staff office off the briefing room.
A couple of days ago—as was noted in comments by Winnipeg’s Mike B—Time labeled a picture of the Diplomatic Reception Room as the “Indian Treaty Room” (which is a big meeting hall in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across from the White House). Anyone who reads the comments on this blog knows that I have no room to criticize anyone for mislabeling WH locations, but that was an odd one.
Generally, the pictures are not of the action of an event but of preparation for it or of figures at the margins, often members of the press themselves. They expanded it to allow for pictures of the “race to the White House” and not just the WH itself, which is a little annoying. Sometimes I think it’s really meant as an artsy outlet for the creative tendencies of the WH press photographers, but some of the shots are just boring or newsy.