Photographer's Note

Moving in time and geography I remain in India but have moved to 1977.

This is from a small town called Tangmarg in Jammy & Kashmir state, fairly close to the so called Line of Control, the unofficial border between India and Pakistan. There is no internationally recognized border between Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of Kashmir.

I spent a week in Kashmir and made two organized tours through the large valley surrounding the state "summer capital" Srinagar. Today's photo is from a tour to the hills in the west of the state. It only shows an ordinary market stall. I can't even see what was sold here, but the stall to the left indicates that Kashmir is a major producer of apples.

This is only the second photo on TE from Tangmarg. Not surprisingly the first one was also mine. I have no idea exactly where in Tangmarg I took this photo, but the map coordinates 34.05823 74.42268 will give you a rough idea. If you drag the little yellow man to this spot you may get a surprise. My photo is from October 1977. The Google photo was taken this month. What a difference. Surprisingly I was today allowed to enter the figures the proper way, so you can just click Map: view.

As usual this is a scan of a Kodachrome slide. Here is a larger version.

The WS shows a photo I rediscovered the other day in one of my many files. It's not a good photo and an even worse scan, made years ago, but never mind. It's from the same visit to Kashmir.

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