The Great Cassa Creakingbones decluttering program continues apace. Propelled by the high outside temperatures hovering around 35-38 centigrade and air conditioned inside comfort at 22 centigrade an incentive exists to sort my slides and remaining negatives.
Unfortunately, many, many slides of past adventures have simply disappeared, not surprising when you take into account all of the moves, changes and events that have taken place personally over the past sixty years or so.
Fortunately quite a number of slides from my 1976 Middle East adventure have survived and here are a few of them.
In 1976, Damascus was a wonderful city to visit and observe the locals going about their daily routines. Great food, fabulous coffee, fascinating street scenes and friendly, curious people made my stay in the city truly memorable. Never once did I feel unsafe .
Turkey was next stop and this border crossing was typical throughout the Middle East, with border crossings into Israel being the exception.
With any luck, slides of some of Jordan and Syria’s fabulous archeological sites will turn up soon so, until then,
hoo roo for now.