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The Christ Church in Copenhagen

I knew the name of this Baptist church but never realized until recently that my great grandparents on my father’s side grew up in that church’s fellowship. When you dig into your family history and visit the places, they lived their lives become alive.   Walking in their footsteps, we met the young pastor at the church. He let us […]

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A Visit to the Getty Center, LA

The closest we came to Los Angeles was a visit three years ago to the Getty Museum for European art up to 1900. The view over the bare green and brown mountains and LA highways from the modern architecture building was overwhelming and unfamiliar to me as a Dane. It’s temporarily closed due to this year’s situation, which gave me […]

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Hidden Places in Copenhagen

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 […]

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Looking Back to the Spanish Flu

A hundred years ago, the Spanish Flu ran wild all over the world. WWI meant restrictions on free speech, and as Spain was not involved in the war and wrote about it, the disease was named “the Spanish Flu.” Young people and children died in a few days from this horrible infection. Parents lost children, and children lost their parents […]

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