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Forum: Photos 10-19-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To saxo042: muren

Hej och tack,
Detta var väl mitt i stan, och om jag inte missminner mig låg muren någonstans i utkanten, så det var nog en bra bit dit. Jag har tyvärr ingen bild av den, fast den såg väl ut som på...
Forum: Photos 10-19-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: clothes

Thank you Kasia,

In 2001 I was only in provincial towns and villages, all controlled by the Taliban, and everyone dressed the same way as 28 years earlier. In 2004 I was basically only in Kabul,...
Forum: Photos 10-18-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By holmertz
Not much in Afghanistan was quite the way we...

Not much in Afghanistan was quite the way we understand it:rolleyes:. Sitting - or leaning - on the tables like this was quite common when having tea or maybe eating some fruit. More regular...
Forum: Photos 10-18-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By holmertz
I took almost as many photos during my three...

I took almost as many photos during my three weeks in Poland this year as I did in ten months in Asia on that journey. But I have at least three times as many good photos from the Asian journey.
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-18-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To SnapRJW: etiquette

Thank you Rosemary,
It is certainly Afghan etiquette not to sit on the table with your shoes on.:rolleyes: As for the lack of socks I suppose most people would regard them as quite unnecessary for...
Forum: Photos 10-18-2014, 12:50 PM
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Views: 38
Posted By holmertz
Thanks for your reply, Well, maybe it's a...

Thanks for your reply,
Well, maybe it's a matter of browser, but it seems strangely haphazard. I use mainly Safari, where i have never noticed any difference between the versions. After reading your...
Forum: Photos 10-18-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: a whole round

Thank you Kasia for your kind remarks,
In the Kodachrome days films were expensive, so only professionals could take a whole round of photos of one object. And by this time I had been travelling for...
Forum: Photos 10-17-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: bird

Thank you Paul,

The animal in the cage was definitely a bird, but I have no idea what kind. Maybe a canary, maybe a goldfinch. Caged birds were very common outside shops or tea-houses, usually of...
Forum: Photos 10-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By holmertz
nepal

That sounds interesting. Nepal will provide you with lots of fine photos I am sure. It seems that it may be your first time there. In a way it will probably still be more "exotic" than Bhutan but...
Forum: Photos 10-15-2014, 08:59 PM
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Views: 38
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: no way

Thank you Kasia,

Not really that there are a lot of secrets in that diary, but there's no way I would let anybody else read it. A lot of things I wrote more than 40 years ago sound so stupid today...
Forum: Photos 10-14-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To emka: old age

Thanks Malgo,
I can assure you, not even you would really enjoy that four day journey at the age of xx.:rolleyes:
And are you crazy?:D Do you really think I went all the way to Afghanistan to have...
Forum: Photos 10-14-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By holmertz
To tyro: Q&A

Thank you John for your kind remarks,

On most journeys in Afghanistan i was the only foreigner of any kind. Incidentally I happened to have the company of a Japanese man of about my age for two...
Forum: Photos 10-13-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By holmertz
To nikkitta: thank you Maria

Hello,
Thanks a lot for your comments. I have seen your photo and I will look at it again tomorrow. :rolleyes:
Greetings,
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-11-2014, 08:33 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: women

Thank you Bev for your very kind remarks.
This was a long time ago, and I don't remember the circumstances clearly, but generally there were of course women in the streets and markets of...
Forum: Photos 10-11-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To batalay: assignment

Thank you Bülent,
My journeys through Afghanistan in the 1970's were no assignments. I was a backpacker like many other young Westerners travelling through Asia. In the 2000's I returned a couple of...
Forum: Photos 10-11-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By holmertz
To tyro: salt

Thank you John for your comments.
The salt was probably <a href="http://mines.pajhwok.com/news/mineral-resources-balkh-province">locally produced</a>. There are salt mines in many countries far away...
Forum: Photos 10-10-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: earth

Thank you Paul,
I was wondering about the brown tone, whether it was due to the scanning, but looking carefully at other items, and comparing with the original slide, I think this is what it...
Forum: Photos 10-08-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By holmertz
Hi Malgo, It may not have felt like summer in...

Hi Malgo,
It may not have felt like summer in mid-June, but I was in Warsaw too. Have you already forgotten about me? :rolleyes:
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: book

Thank you Bev,
As a matter of fact I have published a book. But it was a novel, taking place mainly in Afghanistan buit also in Sweden, inspired by "a true story" and some of my own experiences. As...
Forum: Photos 10-06-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By holmertz
To SnapRJW: cylinders

Thank you Rosemary for your kind remarks,
As for your question I have no idea. I can't see any connection between the cylinders and the tea-stall. Maybe they were just left-over junk from the...
Forum: Photos 10-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: surgery

Thank you Kasia, I appreciate your comments. I only wish I knew how to make that kind of digital plastic surgery :rolleyes:
It's nice to hear that you went to Kurdistan after all. I hope it will...
Forum: Photos 10-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By holmertz
The main difference between our nasty experiences...

The main difference between our nasty experiences seems to be that I managed to take my camera back. Otherwise I couldn't have taken this picture 9 months later.:rolleyes:
Gert
Forum: Photos 10-03-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 50
Posted By holmertz
To macjake: long story

Thanks Craig,
Well, as you say, there is no short answer... but basically it all started during the Cold War of the 1950's, when the US and the Soviet Union were competing for influence in...
Forum: Photos 10-03-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By holmertz
To jcpix: thanks Jason

Thank you Jason,

i'll make it simple and just give you the same reply that I sent to Bev:

It wasn't too difficult to travel through Afghanistan, but some journeys were rather uncomfortable....
Forum: Photos 10-03-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: q&a

Thank you Bev for your kind comments,

It wasn't too difficult to travel through Afghanistan, but some journeys were rather uncomfortable. There were buses (usually second-hand US school buses)...
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