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 […]
This post is a continuation of my last one on the walk to the museum. The art museum has two floors with art exhibitions with American art, European art from the Early Middle Ages and up to now as well as Contemporary Art. The pictures I share are not organised in all these categories, just an expression of what I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]