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Nemo2 11-18-2015 11:06 AM

Older Travel Photos
As per a suggestion, a thread for 'old' travel pics:

Here's a start



Walt34 11-18-2015 02:07 PM

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We didn't travel much growing up but here's one of me from PA about 1963 or 1964. Dad shot 8mm movies but not very many stills.

Ronstar 11-18-2015 02:31 PM


My Grandfather crossing the country in the early 1960's. (or me last week - I'm not sure)

splitwdw 11-18-2015 02:49 PM

Nemo, I enjoyed all the photos.
Walt, Is that Dino?
Ronstar, That is a great shot of your grandfather.

Walt34 11-18-2015 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by splitwdw (Post 1658954)
Walt, Is that Dino?

Yes it is, made of cast concrete if I remember right.

Here's another one at the same gas station and the other one with some color correction and brightened shadows.

Sinclair at the time had an advertising campaign with a tie to dinosaurs and I guess this station owner wanted to take it a step further. A neat bit of roadside Americana.

Rustic23 11-18-2015 08:15 PM

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This was taken in about 1982 when we were stationed in Europe. It was taken at the Roman Coliseum. The second on a camping trip in Idaho, circa 1976.

donheff 11-19-2015 05:57 AM

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I'm the second from the left.

Alan 11-19-2015 10:05 AM

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Here I am circa 1962/3 on a day outing, looking "cool"

W2R 11-19-2015 11:45 AM

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I traveled almost constantly during most of my childhood. I have almost no photos of travel that include me, though, because I don't have any photos taken by other family members. I attached

(1) 1954: a photo taken of my family in Egypt, with me sitting on my mother's lap on a camel at age 6. Notice the grimace on my face. As you can see, my dislike of travel surfaced young! ;D.

(2) 1958: a typical photo of the scads that I took with my Brownie camera, and still have. This one was pulling up to the dock in Moorea (I took the photo and so I am not in it).

(3) 1959: a photo of me at age 11, at a Japanese friend's house in Tokyo where her Mom insisted that I should borrow and wear a very fancy kimono.

Nemo2 11-19-2015 11:52 AM

^ Hey, I know that camel driver! ;)

Nemo2 11-19-2015 11:52 AM

From 1986....a few shots from Senegal:


W2R 11-19-2015 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Nemo2 (Post 1659284)
^ Hey, I know that camel driver! ;)

Hey, he was pretty cool! As I was getting off the camel that day, the camel suddenly stood up and I found myself falling an awfully long way towards the ground (those camels were tall!). The camel driver caught me and although scared I wasn't hurt at all. The camel was all spitting and being mean and he dealt with that at the same time. I thought he was the most wonderful camel driver who ever lived. :)

kcowan 11-22-2015 10:28 AM

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Here is a young buck at graduation from Uni, then Ottawa war memorial, then Butchart's Gardens all from circa 1965

kcowan 11-22-2015 10:53 AM

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More memories:
French cemetery
San Fran
Mexican market

bjorn2bwild 11-25-2015 09:49 AM

Nice set of then and now photos taken from identical locations around Norway. Click on an image to toggle between the two time periods. Well done -

Norway Then and Now: Tilbakeblikk - The Atlantic

Nemo2 11-25-2015 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by bjorn2bwild (Post 1661499)
Nice set of then and now photos taken from identical locations around Norway. Click on an image to toggle between the two time periods. Well done -

Norway Then and Now: Tilbakeblikk - The Atlantic

Wonderful! Thank you.

Ronstar 11-25-2015 11:29 AM

Route 66 in Seligman, Az


Nemo2 11-30-2015 11:52 AM

DW is currently, as a self imposed project, sorting all my old pics/slides.....here's one, (that may have been shown before...memory escapes me), circa 1988, feeding wild pups in Riyadh:


Nemo2 01-08-2016 03:30 PM

More unearthed pics:

Circa 1986, Visitors to Nairobi will likely recognize this place - Carnivore Restaurant

A 'polite request' to move the truck - Kenya, circa 1986

Hippo swim team - Kenya

Wandering aimlessly in Saudi - late 1980s

Beach time - Senegal, West Africa, circa 1987

splitwdw 01-08-2016 06:01 PM

Wow, you sure got some traveling in, in your younger days. Are you still traveling?

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