Many left everything in the hunt for gold though mostly those who sold equipment for the stampeders got rich and Seattle got out their economic depression.
LOST The Quest for Jan van Boeckel During the first years of blogging, I came upon Mogromo’s Blog. The blog site was illustrated with the most fascinating photos that supported the mysterious disappearance of a dear family member during the last year of the war. The Dutch writer behind that blog was discreet about who he or she was and […]
Looking back at photos from a day trip to Alexandria last summer, I would like to share some memories and images from the Historic Old Town Alexandria. As so often, looking back at a place, I would love to go back and see all the things I missed and only found out the existence of long after. One of the […]
The tourist information office was moved from the border of Tenderloin to the area of Mission where the SFMOMA, Museum of Modern Art is situated. The first time we were visiting San Fransisco, we had a tendency to walk right to Tenderloin each time we were trying to go anywhere. It’s an area where you don’t go after sunset. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]