Category Archives: History

The New Guam Museum, Part Two

In yesterday’s posting we saw what the new Guam Museum looks like from the outside. Today let’s go inside and see what the museum has to offer for visitors and students and anyone else who would like to learn more … Continue reading

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MM 197 Missions in Monochrome: Mission Santa Clara

Our granddaughter Lia is currently in the fourth grade and is studying California Missions. Her brother Tyler is a high school sophomore who has been receiving lots of inquiries from colleges all over the country because of his recent high … Continue reading

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MM 196 A Scene in Old Town León

I went back to photos I took during our vacation last May in Spain for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. This scene is just off the Camino Santiago that runs through Old Town León. That’s the bell tower for St … Continue reading

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The Blue Tiles of Porto, Part Two: Sao Bento

There are many ways of getting to Porto. You can take a boat down the Douro River. You can fly in to Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport from places such as London, Paris, Geneva, Lisbon or Madrid. You can drive your own … Continue reading

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The Final Steps on the Camino

For hundreds of years pilgrims on the French Way of the Camino walked 500 miles from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to the marketplace on top of the hill in Santiago. Then they would walk down a narrow … Continue reading

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Restoring the Templars Castle in Ponferrada

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are three European nations that are not part of the EU but are economically tied to all EU nations via the European Economic Area (EEA). Since 1994 these countries have contributed to the welfare of some … Continue reading

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The Plazas of Ponferrada

Ponferrada is about one-third the size of León and has about one-tenth as many bars and also about one-tenth as many tourists. We walked all over old town Leon and crossed perhaps twenty plazas but in Ponferrada we only visited … Continue reading

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