Celebrating Independence Day at Mount Vernon

July 4 seen through Scandinavian eyes A year has nearly past since that memorable day last year where our newly found relatives took us, a Danish couple to celebrate Fourth of July with them at Mount Vernon, Washington’s treasured estate in Virginia. This country estate on the Potomac River was George Washington’s home for 45 years. All my photos have a […]

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Kew Gardens in London

Kew Gardens Founded in 1848, the Key Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage site. King George III was more interested in gardens and Botanic issues than the American Revolutionary War. The London Key Gardens are old Royal gardens with the world’s largest samples of plants. It’s as much a place for scientific studies than it is a botanic garden. A few […]

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Remembering Notre Dame

  What happened yesterday was too horrible to comprehend. I had to gather my thoughts about my experience with the great cathedral.   As a child, I loved to look at my parents’ photo albums. In 1949, the year after they were married they went to France in a group tour through war-scarred Europe to get there.  The Notre Dame […]

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A Run around at the Thames

Last Monday I spent most of the day at Key Gardens in Richmond London to see the cherry trees blossom and what else they offered to see at the Royal Gardens. I will make a separate post on that later as it was an overwhelming sight. As a young Danish woman, I went to London as soon as I had […]

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Glimpse of Spring in London

I longed for spring, so I am a trip to London only a short flight journey from Denmark. My husband should have been with me but suddenly needs a Bypass operation. I was on a similar trip alone in 1978, and since then we have been here together many times after the nest was empty. My computer is left behind […]

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