Iraq Who ?
A new post in the culture section - Iraq Who? - a compendious set of links to all sorts of interesting things, including many photographs which I am particularly interested in, especially of the mid 20 century.
a rather poignant one of the Young King (time of the Regency, presumably) which cannot fail to turn Iraqis minds to a quieter, more gentle time; though I have no idea how well ordinary Iraqis were treated in those days. Anyone with recollections of these days, please post up comments for me to post. A description, context, of this photo would be good: name of palace, where it was, etc.
is Orosdibaks, the department store, on the south side of Raschid street. My christmas presents and mothers clothes (!) were bought from here, though I never went in myself. The Rover car in the foreground indicates the 50s, though the policeman's uniform seems pre-war! Experts can tell me when this car model was manufactured.
I can distinctly remember - as if was yesterday; though 50 years ago - walking down the left side of the road with my parents on perfect, sunny late mornings, in late spring perhaps, to go to the bank or get a haircut. But where was that barbers shop.....