President Lincoln’s Cottage is a National Monument, National Historic Landmark, and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It receives no federal operating support and is not operated by the National Park Service. Instead President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home, a public charity runs the site.
At the end of our Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe Trip, we were lucky to visit with long-time friends Mark and Tom in London. Apart from some fun times catching up, we visited the Tate Modern for views from the tower, had fish & chips in an old pub, slid down the gigantic new slide at the Olympic Park (one slide = GBP 22 or so!) , had dinner in Islington, spent the day walking around canals and Brick Lane, and reminisced about days in my 20s when working there. There is a picture here of my old KPMG office (where I worked in 1997 and 1998) right next to Blackfriar’s Bridge (which is now a glass covered bridge but used to be open air). The city is alive with construction everywhere and nearly as many cranes as double-decker buses! Somehow, it always feels so good to visit that city.