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A Summercamp Experience

For years, I knew that I had to write about this memory from the summer of 1961. I was ten years old. My parents thought that I was more fit to manage to be away than my twin-brother. We didn’t talk about going to the summer camp, at least, I don’t recall any preparation. My twin brother and I attended […]

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More Iconic Buildings From Seattle

Should anybody be interested in why I went to Seattle this summer, please read here. It is hard to grasp how it all looked from the start as the city was regraded over thirty years’ period ending in the 1930s. To get an idea about it, please have a look at the search images on the subject. Because of the […]

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Historical Buildings in Seattle

MOHAI, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle WA. Its home is from 1942, a former Naval Reserve Armoury and a Naval Training Center during World War II. I had been looking forward to seeing this museum as we were visiting Seattle. We wanted to find surviving buildings from constructor Hans Peterson. Through our blogging, we got in contact with Paula […]

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North Beach

It’s not far from the coast, but North Beach in San Francisco has no beach. It’s known for the Italian American community. Ford Cappola wrote “Godfather” at the Caffe Trieste. Peter & Paul Catholic Church is situated at Filbert St. Powell St. and Columbus Avenue that cuts diagonally in the area.     The Coit Tower at Telegraph Hill is […]

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A Corner of the Golden Gate Park

I would like to share some of the statues in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  In the area where the Science Museum is situated, we meet Don Quixote, his squire Sancho Panza and the author Miguel de Cervantes. The Spanish novel was published in 1605 and 1615 and is the most influential work of literature from that time. […]

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A Romance a Hundred Years ago

I am very thankful that my grandparents met each other in August 1919. We know because Emry, my maternal grandfather wrote his memoirs, where he described his desperate situation. His first wife had died in the Spanish flu shortly after their newborn son had passed away. Emry had anxiety attacks and thought he had heart failure. He needed to find someone […]

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