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.
We inherit a lot from our parents. My mother inspired me to love England just by watching her
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.