Another from my archives. This old Chevy(?) transporting a large number of Pathan tribesmen & their luggage is just a couple of hundred metres from the border with Afghanistan at the top of the Khyber Pass. Can't now remember what they were looking back at, but have always liked this photo. Taken on Kodachrome ASA25 transparency film using a Ricoh Singlex camera. Image scanned & digitised.
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emka (73329) 2014-03-08 23:41
Interesting photo from a famous place. HJow funny way of travelling. Amazing old photo, excellent quality of the scan.
WArm regrads MAlgo
williewhistler (12469) 2014-03-09 3:06
none of the interest has been lost in this lovely shot from your archive.
There are many interesting features to enjoy,I wonder what it was that they were looking at....
All the best,
jhm (135238) 2014-03-09 3:35
The picture is very old but maybe is the time remain be at stop, 44 year later yet the same situations.
I think that this moment never comes back for you as photographer.
Wonderful sharp and clear taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
holmertz (37127) 2014-03-09 4:10
Another photo that brings a lot of memories back to me. Overloaded cars and trucks were the rule in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and that hasn't changed a bit. Today the vehicle would be a Toyota Landcruiser, otherwise the scene could be the same. I passed through this way a couple of times in the early 70's and was very excited to go back here in 1997 on a tour with a UN agency. What had changed in those 30 years were the huge fortified "castles" built along the road by drug-dealers and warlords, who should have been in prison but in some cases were MP's, or protected by friends in the Parliament or Police.
A nice scan with well retained colours.
dekanski (2418) 2014-03-09 11:09
like it. So authentic!
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-10 1:35
Probably too dangerous to go there now. Good scan of this old pic, a great daily life shot from the past
tenretin (2292) 2014-04-21 1:11
You have had your eye on taking this shot ... would it be possible today? .... I do not know.
In any case since I think this antique Chevy is retired.
Thank you for sharing.