Hello – Welcome to WDEOD, a site full of Doris’ photographs!
Its purpose is to share the shots she took in her 50+ years of travel. I’m trying to do a post a film – so one tour may have many posts.
To see what I’ve put up so far, use the menu (three lines up there ↑ if you are on a phone or tablet) to go to a place or a year.
To be honest, I’m putting off the next stage of my uploads and an putting up odds and sods.
To backtrack, when we brought the slides home, I spent weeks organising them. I think Doris collated more than one set of slides when she went to the same place more than once which might have meant something to her, but not me. I just found them to be a big mix up.
The slides were stored in small plastic boxes, holding about 40 slides. These were then in larger boxes which had originally been used for issues, clocks, kettles receptor. Doris had written the place visited on the outside of the box. However this could say something like East African tour.
I decided to reorganise them. Using an empty room I made piles collecting them by by year, slide manufacturer, colour of printing and obvious differences. One of the problems was that manufacturers did not date the slides until the early 1960’s. From about 1963 to 1984 Doris used Kodak slides which had the month, year and shot number on the rear. Sometimes the ink was red, sometimes black and rarely blue. Dependent upon the processing machine and the level of ink there in, variations occurred which sometimes made it easy to distinguish once set of slides from the same year month, from others.
In the mid eighties Kodak adopted plastic slides with etched information. I found these difficult to read and more so to distinguish one from another. Later on again she swapped to Fuji film. Again these were plastic mounts and etched information.
Lastly she must have brought in slides from other people. I’m assuming that she asked for copies or as they died off she was given their slide collections and took the one she wanted.
At the moment I have in a wardrobe, 10 medium size boxes, two each for each decade between 1960 and 2004.
The last boxes are a mix of pre- 1963 undated slides and ones that could be from any time. For the next few posts I would add the latter ones.
I would say this is India 1978 / 1983.
The emblems should be a give away. Probably south east Europe early 70s?
These two are from the Ethiopia trip 1973 and are now present day Eritrea
Doris also loved to take botanical photos. I’m not intending to upload those, as loads of other sites will have them, but you don’t often see the other side of the macro lens.
This is Doris, looking like she is in her 80s – late 1990s?
Further to the 1958 Norway trip (here) some later pictures of Bergen.
And a quick dancer from 1969 – Either Thailand or Cambodia