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English Post Boxes

Without really being conscious about it I realise that I like the form and colour  of the old cast iron post boxes. During the times I have been on holiday in England I tend to have pictures taken on them and they remind me of my youth where I stayed in Manchester and wrote letters every other day and were glad they were emptied so often. 293 more words

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The Bomber Command Memorial

If you are passing across from Buckingham Palace towards Hyde Park Corner or sitting in a London double decker bus from Hyde Park Corner or Marble Arch along Piccadilly you will see the impressive and quite new Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, made in a modern and classical style in Portland stone. 201 more words


Batesons United by Death

I’m not sure how to write this post.

There are many twists and turns. Everything is important. This post could go on for days.

I think I’ll just start throwing words out into the internet, and perhaps the story will evolve. 547 more words

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Allied airmen buried in Denmark

When ever I travel across Denmark my husband and I check on our app airmen.dk if we are near by any of their graves. Many of the graves are held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and you can see the characteristic Head Stones like in the war cemeteries in Normandy France. 194 more words


Go with the Flow on Edisto

Sugar and I are at the Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin Wildlife Refuge on Edisto. We’ve been to Edisto a few times to go to the Presbyterian Church’s graveyard (of course), the museum (they sell books!), and the Lawton-Seabrook Cemetery (we have a grave disease). 145 more words

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Slow Edisto

We’re on Edisto Island at the Ernest F. Hollingsworth ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge. And we’ve spotted a rice trunk.

There’s an excellent resource here… 175 more words

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A famous, but rather forgotten Dane in the United States

Jacob Riis. A police reporter and photographer in New York at the height of his career about 1890.

He was born in Ribe, a little but famous town in Denmark, in 1849 and died worn out in Massachusetts in the United States in 1914. 1,187 more words