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A Visit to the Getty Center, LA

The closest we came to Los Angeles was a visit three years ago to the Getty Museum for European art up to 1900. The view over the bare green and brown mountains and LA highways from the modern architecture building was overwhelming and unfamiliar to me as a Dane. It’s temporarily closed due to this year’s situation, which gave me […]

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Hidden Places in Copenhagen

As a young person, I went everywhere in Copenhagen by bike. I thought I knew every corner of it. Thirty years ago, I moved away from Copenhagen, and now as a retired health visitor, my husband and I explore places when visiting our children. One of the places we went to last weekend was Norrebro, an area of Copenhagen where […]

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Jacob Riis’ Museum in Ribe, Denmark

"As a young immigrant in the 1870's New York, Jacob Riis had experienced poverty, starvation and unemployment. Reporting from the slums he witnessed the consequences of massive immigration, speculation and dreadful housing conditions. His life's goal was to improve conditions for residents of the tenements. The children were close to his heart."

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Looking Back to the Spanish Flu

A hundred years ago, the Spanish Flu ran wild all over the world. WWI meant restrictions on free speech, and as Spain was not involved in the war and wrote about it, the disease was named “the Spanish Flu.” Young people and children died in a few days from this horrible infection. Parents lost children, and children lost their parents […]

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Inspiration From Social Media

A History Lesson 2. Basic survival is rarely the cause for development these days. Medicine and medical skills being the exception, today's inventions are almost solely to make our effort more economical and less difficult. From cars to computers to building designs to clothing and so much more. — 40_Head (@601_404) September 18, 2020 The author of this Tweet thread […]

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