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 […]
One of two posts on the American Art Museum & the National Portrait Gallery. Situated in the Penn Quarter, the museum is placed in the former Patent Office Building in the Greek style. In the 1950s this building was in danger of being pulled down to give way to a parking lot, but fortunately, Congress gave it to the […]
What happened yesterday was too horrible to comprehend. I had to gather my thoughts about my experience with the great cathedral. As a child, I loved to look at my parents’ photo albums. In 1949, the year after they were married they went to France in a group tour through war-scarred Europe to get there. The Notre Dame […]
I longed for spring, so I am a trip to London only a short flight journey from Denmark. My husband should have been with me but suddenly needs a Bypass operation. I was on a similar trip alone in 1978, and since then we have been here together many times after the nest was empty. My computer is left behind […]
A few years ago I took an internet course on the drafter of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson (1743-1825). He was born in Virginia with privilege and responsibility. As a young man, he studied the works of Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and John Locke, all men of the Enlightenment movement. He studied the rest of his life on many […]
Visiting Harpers Ferry in West Virginia last summer, I would like to show you a few impressions from that place full of dramatic history. As a follow up on my previous post on the subject “Black History Month”, I would concentrate on abolitionist John Brown’s final fight for enslaved people to be free. From History.com: In 1859, Brown and 21 […]
Just to show you a little of Copenhagen where I come from, the capital of Denmark. My husband and I live in another part of Denmark where there is not as much sunshine as in Copenhagen. We were lucky this past weekend to have mild and sunny weather during our visit to Copenhagen. Thank you for walking with me […]
Imagine if The American Revolutionary War was lost. The Declaration of Independence would have been annulled and The unique Constitution would never have been written.