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Forum: Photos Today, 05:41 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To Miguel82: tombouctou

Thank you Miguel for showing an interest in these old photos.
I will soon return to Tombouctou (Timbuktu, Timbuctoo) with new scans of other photos from the same journey in 1982.
Best regards,
Gert
Forum: Photos Yesterday, 05:36 PM
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Views: 43
Posted By holmertz
Good luck. Some say it's a bit boring the fist...

Good luck. Some say it's a bit boring the fist 100 pages or so, but it gets much better. :cool:
Forum: Photos Yesterday, 12:33 PM
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Views: 43
Posted By holmertz
To GyurMaster: fence?

Thank you György,
It's not a fence. It's the wall of a 19th century mosque made of mud strengthened with wooden logs. I was inside it but it was too dark for photos.
You didn't read the note, did...
Forum: Photos 05-31-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 20
Posted By holmertz
To macjake: locals

Thanks Craig,
As I have mentioned now and then this was a very nice country. People were generally friendly and reliable and I was approached by quite many, and also met a lot of people during my...
Forum: Photos 05-31-2020, 09:26 AM
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Views: 26
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: part of the wall

Thank you again, John,
The wooden spikes are parts of the wall. I'm not well informed about the building techniques of adobe houses, but I suppose they are used to reinforce the walls.
Regards,...
Forum: Photos 05-31-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By holmertz
Hello John, Don't worry, I read the entire note...

Hello John,
Don't worry, I read the entire note and I saw the WS. I just didn't bother to comment Claude's look.
Your notes may be fairly long, but they are always well written and contain...
Forum: Photos 05-29-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By holmertz
Hello, I hadn't seen the extra WS before, but I...

Hello,
I hadn't seen the extra WS before, but I never doubted you were there. And obviously you found your way out.
It was probably around 60 years since I read Three men in a boat, but I vaguely...
Forum: Photos 05-29-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By holmertz
This time there were a few slightly funny...

This time there were a few slightly funny mistakes. Especially I didn't finish by wishing you Happy Birthday, which DeepL believed. :D
Forum: Photos 05-29-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By holmertz
You should try Polish to Swedish. That would...

You should try Polish to Swedish. That would probably not be so good. Google's translations English - Swedish are reasonable, but Polish - Swedish looks ridiculous. But maybe DeepL is better.
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-29-2020, 09:22 AM
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Views: 50
Posted By holmertz
To emka: quite okay

Thank you Malgo,
I prefer to keep on writing in English. Your translation was quite good. Nothing was totally wrong, but I would have chosen other words in a few cases. It was probably better than...
Forum: Photos 05-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 19
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: beer

Thank you Paul,
No, it's called Brakina. ;)
Cheers,
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-28-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By holmertz
Hello John, It was perfectly readable despite...

Hello John,
It was perfectly readable despite the lack of breaks.

The high death rate in the care homes for the elderly is the major failure of the Swedish strategy against the pandemic, but I...
Forum: Photos 05-25-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 26
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: safety

Thank you John for showing such an interest in this photo, and of course for adding it to your favourites.

In 1982 all of Burkina Faso (then Upper Volta) was remarkably safe and people were...
Forum: Photos 05-25-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 19
Posted By holmertz
To SteveH: scanner

Thank you Steve,
The scanner I'm using now is a Plustek 8200i. Whether it's better or worse than my old Nikon scanner I don't know, because I use it with a program called VueScan which I have...
Forum: Photos 05-22-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By holmertz
There will be more "architecture" the next time....

There will be more "architecture" the next time. :cool:
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-22-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By holmertz
To emka: not finished yet

Thank you Malgo,
You are so restless. ;-) I am not finished with Bobo-Dioulasso. This was just the beginning. There will be several more photos, and most of them much better. There will even be a...
Forum: Photos 05-22-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 48
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: bowls

Thank you John for your, as always, carefully written comments.

I really can't see what those ladies were selling from the white enamelled bowls. Something white. Rice? Flour? I can't think of...
Forum: Photos 05-20-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By holmertz
Hello György, In this particular case I think...

Hello György,
In this particular case I think the problem really was the slide, not the scanning. If the original photo is not good enough, it's impossible to make a good scan. But it's always...
Forum: Photos 05-18-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By holmertz
Thank you Viviane, Nice news. I hope this...

Thank you Viviane,
Nice news. I hope this wonderful garden will stay fresh and bright for a long time.
Best wishes,
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-18-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 22
Posted By holmertz
To macjake: peaceful?

Thanks Craig,
Good to see you back. I think most people in this area are just as nice as before, but the country isn't as safe as it used to. There have been a number of Al-Qaeda attacks in...
Forum: Photos 05-17-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By holmertz
Do a million foreign tourists still go to Angel...

Do a million foreign tourists still go to Angel Falls each year, in a distant jungle area, at a time when millions of Venezuelans have fled the country to escape poverty, starvation and political...
Forum: Photos 05-17-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 24
Posted By holmertz
To jean113: on my own

Hello Jean.
Thank you for your comments. Yes, I was travelling by myself doing freelance reporting. I crossed West Africa using local transports.
Have a nice Sunday.
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-16-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 19
Posted By holmertz
To ktanska: branches

Thank you Kari,
You are perfectly right about the branches. I used the magic wand to define the entire sky in just one click before blurring it. It would of course have been much better to use the...
Forum: Photos 05-14-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 21
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: the lady

Hello John,

Sorry to interfere, but the large version of this photo clearly shows that the lady on the right is a young man. :cool:
Bare chested men are a common sight in Hindu temples, at least...
Forum: Photos 05-13-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: busy?

Thank you Kasia,

I thought you said you were very busy? :cool:

No Swedes today care about old kings, and 95% would probably have no idea what Gustav IV Adolf did, or didn't do. A few years ago...
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