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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Thanksgiving

My attempt on a Thanksgiving dinner with nearly a 100% American recipes  A year ago my husband and I were kindly invited to California for Thanksgiving by our blogging friend and author of Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks, Paula Pederson. This summer we enjoyed the extended hospitality of Henry’s American relatives in Virginia. They took us to places we could […]

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More Sights in The National Mall in DC

Part Two Last week, I ended my walk at the Martin Luther King Memorial. Very close to that and still separated is The Korean War Veterans Memorial dedicated in 1995. From the homepage of the Korean War Memorial: The Korean War Veterans Memorial consists of multiple structures that honour those who sacrificed during the three-year conflict (1950-1953) that was the […]

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Seen in The National Park in DC

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 […]

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A Visit to Arlington Cemetery

& The Iwo Jima Statue (US Marine Corps Memorial) and The Pentagon Memorial On a hot summer day, it’s tempting to take the bus that takes you to J.F.Kennedy’s grave and further on to the site of the Unknown Soldiers’ tomb. I much prefer to walk around and explore the many graves and memorials. Every week about 40 or more […]

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