Category Archives: Biography

Inside La Sagrada Familia

We learned a lot about about Antoni Gaudi during our first six days in Barcelona last Fall. We saw the lamppost he designed for the Placa Reial on our walk down La Rambla. We walked past two of his majestic … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Anna Rice Cooke and the Honolulu Museum of Art

Anna Rice Cooke was a patron of the arts in Honolulu and founder of the Honolulu Academy of Arts which would become the Honolulu Museum of Art. She was born in 1853 in Oahu, the daughter of Protestant missionaries. She … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: The Duke of Waikiki

Duke Kahanamoku was not a real duke. He was pure Hawaiian but not a member of the Hawaiian royal family. Duke was his real first name. He was named after his father who was a policeman. His father was named … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Man Who Saved Notre Dame

The French Revolution began in 1789 as a revolt against the power of the Monarchy and the Catholic Church in France. By 1793 the king and the queen were executed and all church property was confiscated. The famous cathedral of … Continue reading

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