Middle-East (Summer 1968): Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon

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I traveled around the Middle-East during the summer 1968. I first went to Istanbul by train (from France). Then I traveled by bus through Turkey and Iran, by plane from Abadan in southern Iran to Kuwait (a very short hop), and by bus through Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. I flew back from Beirut to Paris. The following pictures are from Turkey, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Click here for pictures shot in Iran during this same trip and during another trip in 1970.

 

Turkey:

 

Istanbul.

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Haghia Sophia, Istanbul.

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Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

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Entrance of Topkapi Palace with fountain of Ahmed III on the right, Istanbul.

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The Bosphorus.

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On the ferry across the Bosphorus

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Towns and villages in Eastern Turkey.

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Mount Ararat.

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(The following photos were taken during another trip to Turkey in 1970.)

 

On the road in Eastern Turkey.

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Eski Beyazit (located above the town of Dogubayazit).

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Slaughtering goat and sheep on the shore of the Black Sea in northern Turkey (September 1970).

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Kuwait:

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Iraq:

 

In the streets of Baghdad.

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Jordan:

In Amman.

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Jerash.

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Petra.

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Syria:

 

Street in Damascus.

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Krak des Chevaliers.

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Lebanon:

Sidon′s Sea Castle.

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Baalbek

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Lebanon cedars on the slopes on Mount Lebanon.

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