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North Beach

It’s not far from the coast, but North Beach in San Francisco has no beach. It’s known for the Italian American community. Ford Cappola wrote “Godfather” at the Caffe Trieste. Peter & Paul Catholic Church is situated at Filbert St. Powell St. and Columbus Avenue that cuts diagonally in the area.     The Coit Tower at Telegraph Hill is […]

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A Corner of the Golden Gate Park

I would like to share some of the statues in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  In the area where the Science Museum is situated, we meet Don Quixote, his squire Sancho Panza and the author Miguel de Cervantes. The Spanish novel was published in 1605 and 1615 and is the most influential work of literature from that time. […]

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A Romance a Hundred Years ago

I am very thankful that my grandparents met each other in August 1919. We know because Emry, my maternal grandfather wrote his memoirs, where he described his desperate situation. His first wife had died in the Spanish flu shortly after their newborn son had passed away. Emry had anxiety attacks and thought he had heart failure. He needed to find someone […]

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Our Flag Dannebrog

Not long ago, on June 15, we have a special day for our flag. It’s said that we got it from heaven during a battle in Lyndanis Estonia on that date 500 years ago in 1219. Like the Crusaders, our army tried to Christen the area. The Dannebrog is the world’s oldest flag. Unfortunately, not much was celebrated on the event. Denmark […]

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