In Denmark approximately two-thirds of all Danes have a surname ending in sen. Today on the list of most common Danish surnames no less than the 21 top names end with sen and out of the top 50 names only five are not sen names.  Up until a few generations ago only wealthy or aristocratic Danes got to have a family surname. However in 1856 Denmark passed a law that all citizens should be identified by two names one being a family surname so most people ended up having a surname ending in…

In Denmark approximately two-thirds of all Danes have a surname ending in sen. Today on the list of most common Danish surnames no less than the 21 top names end with sen and out of the top 50 names only five are not sen names. Up until a few generations ago only wealthy or aristocratic Danes got to have a family surname. However in 1856 Denmark passed a law that all citizens should be identified by two names one being a family surname so most people ended up having a surname ending in…

Piazza di Spagna also known as the Spanish Steps was named after the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See located in the square. However the famous staircase designed by the Italian Francesco de Sanctis and built in 1725 with a legacy from the French leads to the French Chiesa della Trinità dei Monti. This landmark church which was commissioned by King Louis XII of France and consecrated in 1585. At the foot of the steps the Barcaccia (the sinking boat fountain) is believed to be by Pietro…

Piazza di Spagna also known as the Spanish Steps was named after the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See located in the square. However the famous staircase designed by the Italian Francesco de Sanctis and built in 1725 with a legacy from the French leads to the French Chiesa della Trinità dei Monti. This landmark church which was commissioned by King Louis XII of France and consecrated in 1585. At the foot of the steps the Barcaccia (the sinking boat fountain) is believed to be by Pietro…

North Dakota farm house,North Dakota, black and white, grass, wheat field, Black and white photography.  John Piepkorn photography. An abandoned farmhouse in central North Dakota. Digital photograph available in print sizes up to 20 x 30.

North Dakota farm house,North Dakota, black and white, grass, wheat field, Black and white photography. John Piepkorn photography. An abandoned farmhouse in central North Dakota. Digital photograph available in print sizes up to 20 x 30.

Keukenhof is also known as the Garden of Europe. The word Keukenhof means kitchen garden in Dutch in reference to the herbs that used to be gathered in the area for the castle kitchen. #Keukenhof is the largest flower garden on Earth with approximately seven million bulbs covering an area of 32 hectares (79 acres). #travel #languages #ig_netherlands #etymology

Keukenhof is also known as the Garden of Europe. The word Keukenhof means kitchen garden in Dutch in reference to the herbs that used to be gathered in the area for the castle kitchen. #Keukenhof is the largest flower garden on Earth with approximately seven million bulbs covering an area of 32 hectares (79 acres). #travel #languages #ig_netherlands #etymology

Londoners will appreciate this tidbit. Did you know that the Ladbroke family owned much of the land in Notting Hill in the 19th Century? That's why several streets and locations in the area are named after the family such as: Ladbroke Terrace Ladbroke Crescent Ladbroke Road Ladbroke Mews Ladbroke Grove Ladbroke Hall Ladbroke Walk and Ladbroke Square Garden. Have you ever seen a street with your name? Tell me where it is in the comments #londoncalling #london #topdecker #igersoftheday

Londoners will appreciate this tidbit. Did you know that the Ladbroke family owned much of the land in Notting Hill in the 19th Century? That's why several streets and locations in the area are named after the family such as: Ladbroke Terrace Ladbroke Crescent Ladbroke Road Ladbroke Mews Ladbroke Grove Ladbroke Hall Ladbroke Walk and Ladbroke Square Garden. Have you ever seen a street with your name? Tell me where it is in the comments #londoncalling #london #topdecker #igersoftheday

11 Awesome Things to do in Norway's Stunning Stavanger | The Intrepid Guide

11 Awesome Things to do in Norway's Stunning Stavanger | The Intrepid Guide

Did you know you that January was not always the first month of the year? The ancient Romans used a different calendar system and their year began in March and ended in February!  Even though our modern system is quite different from the ancient Romans' they gave us something very important: the name of the months. For me the most interesting are the stories behind the months of July and August.  July was named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.The Roman Senate renamed the month to honor Julius…

Did you know you that January was not always the first month of the year? The ancient Romans used a different calendar system and their year began in March and ended in February! Even though our modern system is quite different from the ancient Romans' they gave us something very important: the name of the months. For me the most interesting are the stories behind the months of July and August. July was named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.The Roman Senate renamed the month to honor Julius…

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