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."
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 […]
On our trips around in Denmark, my husband and I always try to include a memorial for something historical in that same area. This time, a few weeks ago, it meant many extra kilometers as we primarily wanted to see the North Sea in high autumn sunshine. The War Memorial at the crash site in South West Jutland This memorial […]
When I visit my friend who allowed me to take pictures of her displays of toys and things from the old days, I always see something new
Thinking about the uncertain and dangerous times of WWII, we are again in a war. This time it's a war on information and disinformation or a fight between good and evil
A History Lesson 2. Basic survival is rarely the cause for development these days. Medicine and medical skills being the exception, today's inventions are almost solely to make our effort more economical and less difficult. From cars to computers to building designs to clothing and so much more. — 40_Head (@601_404) September 18, 2020 The author of this Tweet thread […]
Ribe is a magnet for turists from all over the world for the old cultural sights and listed houses
Pressing on to learn to use the WordPress Block Editor, I have made a small progress from last week to now. Thank you to my fellow Bloggers for inspiration
Walking around in a beautiful old city carries many emotions longing back to our youth but also shows the dark history of unwanted but innocent persons getting caught and sent to their death.