A Walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

I would like to show you some paintings from the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philladelphia, Pennsylvania. My husband and I were on a memorable trip last year to different States on the East coast of the U.S.A. As an introduction to the museum, I will share some pictures from the walk to the museum on a sunny Sunday in […]

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More on Thomas Jefferson and Monticello

Earlier on, I wrote about my visit to Monticello. I would like to share a few more photos and thoughts from the memorable day in July last year at his home where Jefferson spent 40 years on building his home. Like George Washington, he longed back to his home while serving in Washington, D.C.   UNESCO World Heritage Site The […]

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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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Black History Month

As we have just turned into March, I am a bit late on this subject. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans in February. Both Lincoln and Frederick Douglas were born in that month. The anniversary was founded on February 12, 1909, on the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. If I get a […]

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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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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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