"From Sea to shining Sea"
"From Sea to shining Sea"
Looking back at photos from a day trip to Alexandria last summer, I would like to share some memories and images from the Historic Old Town Alexandria. As so often, looking back at a place, I would love to go back and see all the things I missed and only found out the existence of long after. One of the […]
Anne-Mette We usually travel alone, but the week we were with my father’s cousin during the week we spent in Seattle this last summer. She had asked us to meet her there primarily to find people who knew her uncle, Valdemar. The last twenty years she has lived and worked in Greenland. She teaches Greenlandish schoolchildren how to create artworks […]
Should anybody be interested in why I went to Seattle this summer, please read here. It is hard to grasp how it all looked from the start as the city was regraded over thirty years’ period ending in the 1930s. To get an idea about it, please have a look at the search images on the subject. Because of the […]
I would like to share some of the statues in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. In the area where the Science Museum is situated, we meet Don Quixote, his squire Sancho Panza and the author Miguel de Cervantes. The Spanish novel was published in 1605 and 1615 and is the most influential work of literature from that time. […]
It’s enjoyable to look at the different styles of historic architecture when travelling. It seems so different from our minimalistic style in Denmark though before WWI we had more beautiful buildings. I have ordered a book on American architecture to help me recognise the style in which the houses are built. When I receive the book, I will return with […]
I knew it would be three intensive weeks with different aims in three different States. Future posts on some of these following themes will appear on this blog. This one is just giving an overview. I have just come back to Denmark, and my head is full of impressions from one week in each of the following places. San Francisco, […]
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 […]