Historical Boston

  The Freedom Trail in Boston   So much history is available in the city and given to you by posters, signs, buildings, monuments, old churchyards and live actors from the birth of America and the revolutionary days when ”taxation without representation” became unbearable for the colonists in North America. You can walk along the Freedom Trail on your own […]

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A Visit to the U.S. Capitol

I had been anticipating to visit the U.S. Capitol this past summer. It’s possible to get free guided tours if you book online in advance. Here is the link to visitthecapitol.gov   If I had the chance to go today, I know how to get there quickly but as we visited during one of our first days in Washington, D.C. […]

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Armistice Day 1918

Today is the Centenary of the end of World War One. Last month Henry and I spent a day in the Imperial War Museum in London to see the porcelain poppies in remembrance of the fallen from that terrible war. The real flowers grew when the earth was thrown around due to massive bombings and became a symbol of the […]

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Seen in The National Park in DC

Part One I showed you some war statues last week, and now we will take a walk in the National Mall with the many Memorial Parks. I would like to start with the impressive Thomas Jefferson Memorial at The Tidal Basin and The Potomac River. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826. Franklin D. Roosevelt took the initiative to have this white neo-classical marble memorial […]

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A Visit to Arlington Cemetery

& The Iwo Jima Statue (US Marine Corps Memorial) and The Pentagon Memorial On a hot summer day, it’s tempting to take the bus that takes you to J.F.Kennedy’s grave and further on to the site of the Unknown Soldiers’ tomb. I much prefer to walk around and explore the many graves and memorials. Every week about 40 or more […]

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