Houses at the Svan Mill , Copenhagen

The cholera epidemy in Copenhagen in 1856 resulted in an increased interest in creating healthy housings for working-class people who died in great numbers by infections. Renowned architects created the houses uniquely, and they are still attractive today. The streets close to the beach of the Swan Mill in Eastern Copenhagen are all named after composers. At the time they were […]

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Pictures from Portland, Oregon

A hundred years ago, some of my husband’s relatives immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them came to live in Oregon. This summer of 2019, we met with his third cousin, who lives there as a winemaker.  We felt at home wherever we went, and the knowledge of many Scandinavian people had had an impact on both […]

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Historical Buildings in Seattle

MOHAI, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle WA. Its home is from 1942, a former Naval Reserve Armoury and a Naval Training Center during World War II. I had been looking forward to seeing this museum as we were visiting Seattle. We wanted to find surviving buildings from constructor Hans Peterson. Through our blogging, we got in contact with Paula […]

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