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Modified 14-Nov-10
Created 14-Nov-10
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Going through old dia-positives for a family occasion, I rediscovered the photo report I had made of our high school trip to Greece in the spring of 1986.
In high school, I studied the classic education including Latin and Greek in Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege in Merksem. I graduated with the class of 1986.
During the final year, our class and other interested graduate students made a trip to Greece, to go see all the sites we had been learning about.
This was a novelty, because previously, the graduate trip had always been to Rome.
We drove by bus via Venice (where we spent one day) and through Yugoslavia to Greece. In Greece, we visited Thessaloniki, the Meteora Cloisters, Delphi, Athens, Corinthia, Mycene, Epidavros and Olympia.
I shot three rolls of 36 dia-positives to cover the holiday. For a presentation, we included some canned pictures of statues in the National Museum, where photography was not allowed.
My photos were made with an Agfa camera (I am not sure which model, probably an Agfamatic - but I clearly remember the logo on the camera cover).
I quickly scanned these rediscovered dia-positives with a cheap scanner, and gave them a minimal brush-up in Lightroom to restore a bit of the contrast that had been lost over the years.
The commercially purchased dia-positives have aged even worse (to complete red), so I turned these into B&W to maintain the illusion.
This is the result, without censoring any of the clear failures. You can blame nostalgia for that.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Greece