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A Translator and Art Historian active in Heritage Conservation. You can meet me also at : http://www.triond.com/users/Francois+Hagnere http://expertscolumn.com/user Thank you for your visit. more...

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I've published 113 articles that have been viewed 444,645 times. I've received +1,256 recommendations as an expert for my writing. I've answered 14 questions and received +17 positive votes.
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My United States & Canada Articles

Francois Hagnere has received +96 recommendations on their United States & Canada articles and is the #12 ranked expert in this topic.
The Colonial atmosphere is at its strongest in Williamsburg, once the capital of Virginia and now possessing in that part of town known as Colonial Williamsburg, a carefully, lovingly restored evocation of 18th century life in America. To visit these towns and such plantations as Mount Vernon, Ash Lawn-Highland and Monticello - as many thousands of Washingtonians and visitors to Washington do each year - is to get caught up in the atmosphere of the 18th century world of a proud, independent peop...
Published by Francois Hagnere 63 months ago in United States & Canada | +12 votes | 6 comments
Wether they live in the attractive suburbs or the crowded city, most Washingtonians occasionally feel like getting away from it all. It is partly the hurly-burly and non-stop drama of life in politics, be they national or international, and partly the overwhelming humidity of the Washington Summer, that drives people out. They are lucky in that they have plenty of places to which they can escape.
Published by Francois Hagnere 63 months ago in United States & Canada | +12 votes | 4 comments
Dr. William Thornton and James Hoban set a style for the Nation's Capital which was to be copied by State Capitals across the Country. The Marquis de LaFayette, America's first "Honorary Citizen", may have been a little carried away in his 1824 description of Washington, but today his words seem only right and proper: "The central star of the constellation which enlightens the whole world".
Published by Francois Hagnere 65 months ago in United States & Canada | +9 votes | 1 comments
The Capitol Building has an all-pervading sense of history about it, of momentous events and great political passions, which no visitor, whether American or foreign, can miss. He may even feel it under his feet as he stands on the white circle in the middle of the floor of the rotunda, for here the bodies of military leaders, senators and Presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, have lain in state.
Published by Francois Hagnere 65 months ago in United States & Canada | +23 votes | 9 comments
Unless they are fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of him in a corridor or coming or going in a helicopter from the South lawn, casual visitors to the White House are unlikely to see its famous occupant. There was a time when any citizen who cared to make the effort could visit the White House and shake hands with the President. But times have changed greatly and security is stricter.
Published by Francois Hagnere 65 months ago in United States & Canada | +21 votes | 13 comments
Since John Adams, Presidents, their wives and families have lived in the Executive Mansion, the official name of the President's house from 1818 until Theodore Roosevelt made the unofficial "White House" official by using it on his letter head. The White House stands as a major symbol of American life. It is the Executive Office of the President, most of whose work is carried out not in the relatively small original house, but in the Executive Wings. It symbolizes the fact that the President em...
Published by Francois Hagnere 65 months ago in United States & Canada | +21 votes | 13 comments