Thursday, May 06, 2010

1999 Archives

I was looking for some photos last week and started digging through old CDs.

I didn't find what I was looking for, but I did find one CD of photos scanned in by a photo store. They were in a proprietary format and I thought I'd better do something about that fast, if I still could.

Trusty GraphicConverter made short work of the proprietary format. I saved the files as JPEGs and tossed the old CD. The photos were highlights of some trips I took in the mid-to-late nineties. These are images from Istanbul. In 1999, I went with my friends Mark and Yancey over to Egypt (not knowing I'd be living there a decade later). After the trip, Mark went back home since he had a big-deal job editing some famous comic books at the time, while Yancey and I went on to Jordan. Then Yancey left to go home and take care of his dog, while I flew to Istanbul to meet my pal David Wohl, who happened to be at a comic book event in Europe. Somehow I had talked him into meeting me in Istanbul.

This wasn't altogether uncommon. I was always wheedling David into some nutty trip—rafting, Istanbul, Galapagos. He was marvelously low-key about it. "Sure, why not?"

Here are the scans I had from Istanbul.

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