2013 / 04 Basra in Iraq

I had never been to Iraq before that short trip. And I have to admit that I did not see a lot of the Country and its people. My impressions were rather captured out of the window of an armoured car.

07.04.2013 15:20 | Kuno Gross

2012 / 03 Cairo

When I had visited Cairo for the first time in October 2010, I was actually convinced that I would not really want to do that again. Too noisy, too crowded, too much traffic, too much dust. Two and a half years later, the city was even more crowded and suffered from more traffic – but I was there again. I had some two days to see some places of interest for me – as one can assume, these were not the Pyramids. I had concentrated on buildings and places of the late 19. / early 20. Century and on museums. Actually, I think I have to come again – but then I should be better prepared.

18.03.2013 19:06 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 03 Ice cold in Alex

Last week I had been in Trpoli, Libya, at “Algeria Square” where the final scene of the famous movie “Ice cold in Alex” was shot. Unfortunately no cold beer was served there anymore so that I thought it would be high time to go to Alexandria, Egypt, to get that beer. More by accident than by real planning it happended that only two weeks after my visit to Tripoli I sat in a restaurant in Alexandria and finally got my ice cold beer served there. I did actually not spend a lot of time in Alexandria but was happy to see that the old Bedfords are still in a wide and daily use, even a fairly old Ford attracted me – a nice sight beside ol these modern “one as the other” cars made in Korea and China…

18.03.2013 19:07 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 03 Tripoli and Khoms

I had the chance to spend another week between Tripoli and Khoms. In Tripoli I could take quite some “then & now” photographs, comparing the scenery of 1943 with the one of today. And I could recognize how small the world really is – by accident I met two old friends whom I had not expected to be there just in the very same moment as I was.

09.03.2013 10:30 | Kuno Gross