I’m so excited I can barely sit still. While most of America was out shopping today on Black Friday (the kick-off to winter holiday gift buying), I relaxed at home with two of my three kids and some good friends (my older son is in the city with Lao Lao, the Chinese name for mother’s mother).
Speaking of Lao Lao, last night she brought me 900 slides from her travels in the mid-1960s. Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, Turkey, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, and others I haven’t identified yet.
Where’s a girl to start?
For me, it wasn’t that difficult. I traveled to Angkor Wat almost 20 years ago and have always wondered what it looked like when my mom visited it 25 years before that. So I chose the Angkor Wat slides to scan first.
When I wandered around Angkor Wat, I saw little color. Greys and some scattered green on the lawn area. But this photo from 1965 is full of colorful parasols. And visitors. The place was practically deserted when I was there in 1991.
As I go through these slides, I’ll continue to post ones I find more fascinating than others.