In a fantasy journey back to Monterey, I imagine that the Scotch author was inspired to write his adventure tale, The Treasure Island. So much of the scenery from the time Stevenson spent there seem to be intact today and could easily make a background for the beloved story. A poster close to the place he stayed for four months […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The last day of our trip to some of the Eastern states of the USA in July 2018. With our newly found family in Virginia, we visited the city of Fairfax Historic District. During the Civil War, The County Courthouse changed hands between the Confederates and the Union forces. Memorial plates for those lost in wars from the Civil […]
Not being able to travel now, it's good to have access to photos of places of interest from another year.
I would like to give you an impression of the historic site. Stonewall Jackson played a crucial role in both battles, as a gigantic equestrian statue of him is dominant in the park.
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.