Thomas Jefferson’s Home, Monticello

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 […]

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USS Constitution

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 […]

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Historical Boston

  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 […]

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A Visit to the U.S. Capitol

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. […]

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Armistice Day 1918

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 […]

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