Looking back at the enormous task of housing nearly half a million German refugees post-WWII Denmark. The Nazi occupiers had depleted us of most resources. It was not easy caring for Germans in need
As long as Copenhagen’s existence, fish has played a significant role in the harbours. Not so much anymore as the last Fisherman’s Wife selling fish at “Gammel Strand” in central Copenhagen retired in 2008. I vaguely remember them selling fish from trips to Copenhagen in my early childhood. A historical archive in Copenhagen has a collection of photos from the […]
Here are 4 reasons why the Pilgrims left the comforts of Holland 400 hundred years ago for the uncertainties of the American wilderness. — Read on www.beautifulchristianlife.com/blog/4-reasons-why-the-pilgrims-came-to-america
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 […]
"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."
Today, everything moves fast. There is a risk that we lack manual skills.
Like so many bloggers of my age, I don't like to lose control of the old way of writing. I will have to give it a try or give up
Philadelphia Historic District THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that […]
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 […]
Not being able to travel abroad, I enjoy the photos from travels. Last time in Washington, D.C., my husband went to the National Air and Space Museum. In contrast, I explored the National Archives Museum at Pennsylvania Avenue opposite the Navy Memorial and the close the National Gallery of Art at the National Mall. I would like to go back […]
If I had a chance to revisit San Francisco, I would walk along the Marina to the Bridge, rent a bicycle and cross the Bridge, go back and further on to the Presidio and the vast Golden Gate Park.