Parking diplomacy

Technically he’s leaving his car on African soil. The strange rules of diplomatic privilige and structural neglect.

Steve Gifford has found a bright side to living next to an eyesore—in his case, Congo’s former embassy. In exchange for Gifford and his partner spending $200 a month cutting the grass and cleaning up, Congo granted that most elusive of city perks: parking in the embassy’s driveway. “Everybody wins,” Gifford said.


Originally published at culture-making.com.

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