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 […]
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 […]
I had been anticipating to visit the U.S. Capitol this past summer. It’s possible to get free guided tours if you book online in advance. Here is the link to visitthecapitol.gov If I had the chance to go today, I know how to get there quickly but as we visited during one of our first days in Washington, D.C. […]
Today is the Centenary of the end of World War One. Last month Henry and I spent a day in the Imperial War Museum in London to see the porcelain poppies in remembrance of the fallen from that terrible war. The real flowers grew when the earth was thrown around due to massive bombings and became a symbol of the […]
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Part One I showed you some war statues last week, and now we will take a walk in the National Mall with the many Memorial Parks. I would like to start with the impressive Thomas Jefferson Memorial at The Tidal Basin and The Potomac River. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826. Franklin D. Roosevelt took the initiative to have this white neo-classical marble memorial […]
I dedicate this post to a special blogging friend GPCox, Pacific Paratrooper. Thank you for your faithfulness in following us
And for the support of this Declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes and our Honors/ The Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Every year I take part in a Half Marathon in Gothenburg in Sweden which gives the opportunity to see something new. Kortedala is a suburb of Gothenburg in Sweden. There you find the Kortedala Museum which is a flat in a compartment building created in the 1950s with everything needed at the time: Shops, parks and playgrounds. After some years […]
Wilfred Owen Quotes:
"My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity."
"All a poet can do today is warn."