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.
1971 saw Doris go across the Atlantic to South America, Peru. She had been to the continent before (sadly no photographs taken / survived but she mentioned in her Italy ’69 journal that she was chatting to a man from Argentina and told him she had been there twice). I have no details of this particular trip whatsoever. The ’71 section of documents just had the trip to Turkey later in the year. She might have stopped off / changed planes in the US or Mexico, but if she did, the camera stayed in its case.
With no itinery I initially could not trace her route or make sense of the chronology of the slides. However I got up early Sunday, had a lightbulb moment and piled the slides in what I hope is the right order. I think the main problem was that Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu had got mixed together and incorrectly marked.
Fortunately she had biro’d a location on some, which allows others to be identified. Also, I guess to make slideshows flow about a third of them had numbers written on them. These do no exactly follow Kodak’s sequence but of no matter.
From Lima, she must have gone south to the southern city of Arequipa, which is about 7500 feet above sea level. The medical opinion is that it is only when you go over 8000 ft that it starts to affect people.
To be honest, this set is not so interesting – no people. Well, until the end.
These next few have ‘Convent’ written on them. A quick search online makes me think it is Santa Catalina Monastery which is a Dominican nun’s establishment.
The Silencio, to me, does not look quite as plannedout as it should. I would have started with the space between the E and N dead centre and worked out from there. I would also probably have spelt it wrnog.
Wiki uses a shot taken from the same place, but they managed to get some nuns in. However that obscured the legendary ‘Arrow’ on the far wall.
This is El Misti volcano. It is also called Putina/Guagua Putina and is a stratovolcano, which means it has built up through eruptions. It last erupted 1985, 14 years after Doris took this shot after having been quiet for nearly 200 years. So Doris was not to blame.
Dining out in Arequipa
They do seem to have set up the tables very near the track.
The slide said that the train goes to Puno and the elevation is 12,000 feet. There are two pictures of this guy and he doesn’t look good in either.
This is on the way from Arequipa, to Puno I think.