Congressman With Downton-Inspired Office Is an Instagram Star
Photos of Representative Aaron Schock's office, modeled after the dining room from Downton Abbey, caused a PR meltdown that was just chronicled in the Washington Post.
Reporter Ben Terris quoted the Illinois Republican's spokesman, Benjamin Cole, calling him during a tour to say: “Are you taking pictures of the office? ... Who told you you could do that? ... OK, stay where you are. You’ve created a bit of a crisis in the office.”
But Schock isn't totally averse to publicity. His Instagram feed, profiled by the New York Times last year, is a showcase for his globe-trotting adventures (including a holiday trip to Argentina). Here are some less panic-inducing snapshots from the life and times of Aaron Schock.
A foray around the Mediterranean, starting with a razor shave:
A breakfast on a picturesque porch in Greece:
Taking in the view:
Window-shopping in Nice:
The "ultimate luxury" of a freshly pressed tablecloth in Monaco:
A ski trip out west:
Managing to have a good time when heli-skiing isn't an option:
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the location of the second photo. It was Greece, according to Schock's Instagram account.