|Image Type(s):||Rock Climbing, Alpine Climbing, Hiking, Wildlife, Flora, Scenery, Water|
It turned out they were still in the drawer – my old ORWO slides (made by the German "Democratic" Republic, really decent quality – no kidding). Actually, it was some photos of the North by Lolli that had inspired me. I had a few of my slides scanned and this is what's become of them – I'd been hoping to get something a bit closer to how the originals look (and I swear they really do look better:-)). Anyway, the pix were taken in 1980 on the island of Spitsbergen (part of the Svalbard Archipelago), which belongs to Norway, but has been long used by a few Polish universities as a research/vacation area (here's the map). Sadly, several months later my life was turned upside down, when – instead of visiting Juneau as planned – I found myself in the army and martial law struck.