Looking back at my 2011 blog posts, I’m drawn to a handful of old scanned photos I came across this year. Scanning my mother’s and her family’s old slides was like opening a jewelry box full of sparkling diamond necklaces. These photos were all taken in Asia in 1965.
Angkor Wat in all its beauty. In this photo, my mother’s friend approaches the old temple. (I’d visit 26 years later.)
I love old flight boards. From the various scheduled flights here, I deduced that my mom was in the Phnom Penh airport when she snapped this photo. Tres magnifique, n’est-ce pas? As shown on the top, this photo was taken on June 25, 1965.
No photo collection would be complete without one from Hong Kong. My grandparents shot this one in Central, complete with the traffic police pagoda.
Back in 1965, Taiwan was referred to as “Free China” by people whose country didn’t have relations with the PRC. Here’s my mom and her father.
I also loved this Macau shot for its architecture.
And finally, here’s one my mom took in Japan on New Year’s Day, 1965. She lived in Nagoya from 1964 to 1965, thus the fabulous travel opportunities around Asia back then.
Happy New Year!