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Back in time again. This is from 1974, from the city of Doğubayazıt in the far east of Turkey, near the Iranian border. I have, of course, very vague memories of taking this particular photo but I have some idea it could be the view from my room in a very cheap and basic hotel.

Maybe these men were waiting for someone to bring them each a glass of tea. Maybe they were just sitting, having nothing else to do. Unemployment was high, this was not an economically dynamic place, to say the least, and lots of people had lots of time to spend.

Doğubayazıt seemed to me a very remote part of the world, but the kids had all recently watched the football World Cup (played in West Germany that year) and to my amazement knew all about the Swedish players.

I think this will be my last upload for a while. I am planning another journey and hopefully I will soon be back in this part of the world. More or less.

I have scanned this from a Kodachrome slide.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3300 W: 296 N: 6836] (36399)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1974-08-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-20 10:46
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