Nearby this church, one of my paternal great grandfathers lived in the 1880s. Thankfully, some streets look like they have never changed. Amagergade in Copenhagen is one of them. When you see an old photo from the spot, there are many people and no cars. Today, that’s an impossibility. When every fun thing is under lockdown, we still have the […]
"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."
Thinking about the uncertain and dangerous times of WWII, we are again in a war. This time it's a war on information and disinformation or a fight between good and evil
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 […]
Pressing on to learn to use the WordPress Block Editor, I have made a small progress from last week to now. Thank you to my fellow Bloggers for inspiration
Denmark is known for the many bicycles. I used my bike as a means of transportation for many years. Then not so much...
In a quiet spot in Seattle, a place called Ballard is a new Nordic Museum. Immigrants from the Nordic countries flocked to that place at the beginning of the twenties century. I felt at home walking in the streets and visiting a Danish ex-pat family. Excerpt from Wikipedia on Ballard: Historically Ballard is the traditional center of Seattle’s ethnically Scandinavian seafaring […]
Today, I continue with more pictures from a trip in July 2018 at Udvar-Hazy Center at 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia 20151 adjacent to the Dulles Airport. On my first post on this subject, the photos were from WWI and WWII. For more info of the museum, here is the link. My husband Henry has warm feelings […]
Due to many photos from the museum, this is part one of two of this post. The Smithsonian Institute has two Air and Space museums. They are 40 minutes’ drive apart from each other. In a post, I referred to the one from The National Mall in Washington, D.C. This time, I would like to share pictures from the sister […]
Two weeks ago I wrote a little about the young Danish Freedom Fighter Kim Malthe-Brun. The book that inspired me wasn’t easy to translate as it consisted of letters and diaries from the last three years of his life. I keep material in a basket that I use for blogging, and soon after the post was released, I found an […]