Tag Archives: London

The world of Charles Dickens

When in London, I always try to visit some favorite places and some new sites. This past trip several people had mentioned the newly reopened Charles Dickens Museum, and raved about its new interpretation. I’d never seen the house, so … Continue reading

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A little known monument in east London

In London, directly across the Thames River from the O2 arena sits a rather obscure memorial, lost among the high rise apartment buildings surrounding it. A passerby might think it’s a modern sculpture of sorts. It’s a pile of gray … Continue reading

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American history in London

Several blocks from Trafalgar Square, with Nelson’s Column, fountains, lion statues, and pigeons, in the heart of London sits a short street of well-preserved Georgian homes in the shadow of Charing Cross station. At number 7 Craven Street, a small … Continue reading

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Visiting the Moon

Let’s talk about a history site that is not open to visitors and that only twelve people have ever visited… the Moon. Did you ever think about the Moon as a history site? Some day in the future, it is … Continue reading

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