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The Great Hunger

Lest we forget Boston Irish Famine Memorial 1998 Corner of Washington and School Streets, near Downtown Crossing Artist: Robert Shure I am drawn to memorials as they always tell a story of tragedy or victory. This one in Boston has both elements as an overwhelming tragedy ended with some resilient Irish people came out victoriously in spite of rejection. Hunger […]

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A Van Gogh Exhibition

The Ark, a Danish Museum for Modern Art had an exhibition on some of Van Gogh’s most beautiful art from his final two years. He never experienced financial or social success in his lifetime but seemed to live when he was able to express the beauty of nature in his paintings. To be able to get hold of paint and […]

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USS Constitution

A visit to Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston We were lucky to visit this historic site on a bright sunny day in June last year. It was not possible for me to capture the whole ship in one photo. The timeline of the battleship from the homepage of the museum of USS Constitution:   To protect the new United States […]

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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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