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I do not claim that this is in any way a perfect photo. Especially I am not satisfied with the colours of this scan of a photo taken more than 43 years ago. But I show it anyway, because I think it's a nice picture.

It was taken in Kars, a city in the remote northeastern part of Turkey, near the borders of Georgia and Armenia, in those days the Soviet Union.

I don't remember this moment, but I must have exchanged glances with the man carrying his small daughter. I probably smiled at the girl and asked to take a photo, which he proudly agreed to. Then a few words (I knew enough Turkish for some polite phrases), and that was it.

I scanned this from a Kodachrome slide years ago when I wasn't very clever. I could probably have made a better copy today, but I would have to remove so many cardboard boxes to find the photos from 1974, so it wasn't worth the trouble just for one picture. I just made some adjustments with Photoshop Elements.

Possibly this will be followed by a few more badly taken, and even worse scanned, photos of children far away long ago.

Here is a larger version.

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