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 […]
Odense in Funen is the city of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). On our way to an annual Chamber Music Festival in Middelfart, another place on Funen we had a look in the old part of Odense. The museum for H.C. Andersen is worth a visit at another time. Odense Odense The Hindsgavl Festival is held through many years in an […]
While my husband and I are on a trip to San Fransico, Portland and Seattle, I would like like to share some Danish sightseeing. Norwegians make fun of us for having such a flat country. They are not right in that as we have several places with heights and hills. In return, we make fun of them for being […]
Re-visiting places years after being there with my parents or children brings up strong memories
Dark parts of history are hiding in a beautiful town or nature, and most people ignorantly pass by
Old black and white photos always fascinated me, and at the National Portrait Gallery, you can see American history through these photos and paintings about immigrants and American citizens enduring times of hardship.
July 4 seen through Scandinavian eyes A year has nearly past since that memorable day last year where our newly found relatives took us, a Danish couple to celebrate Fourth of July with them at Mount Vernon, Washington’s treasured estate in Virginia. This country estate on the Potomac River was George Washington’s home for 45 years. All my photos have a […]