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Bill's Long Way Home

Bill Lucas left Vietnam a First Lieutenant and proceeded to take "the long way home." For years, he traveled across the world.
Here for the first time is his commentary along with the pictures he took and developed himself.

Kabul Marketplace No 6. | Pre-Taliban 1970’s

Kabul Marketplace No 6. | Pre-Taliban 1970’s

Tagged with:  #kabul  #afghanistan  #travel  #photo
Bosphorus Strait | Turkey, Early 1970’s
A man contends with his flooded boat.  

Bosphorus Strait | Turkey, Early 1970’s


A man contends with his flooded boat.  

Kabul Marketplace No. 5 | Early 1970’s
A stall next to the Kabul river shows the various sides of the country with the woman in the burqa, the donkey carrying its load, and the modern buildings.  The pace of life was definitely slow but most seemed comfortable and there were few beggars (compared with India and Pakistan where they were everywhere in great numbers).

Kabul Marketplace No. 5 | Early 1970’s

A stall next to the Kabul river shows the various sides of the country with the woman in the burqa, the donkey carrying its load, and the modern buildings.  The pace of life was definitely slow but most seemed comfortable and there were few beggars (compared with India and Pakistan where they were everywhere in great numbers).

Kabul Marketplace No.1 (pre Taliban) | 1970s
This image shows the old ways and the new with the people in Kabul.  Taken in a local marketplace with the largest and grandest mosque (Pul-e-Khisthi) in the background.

Kabul Marketplace No.1 (pre Taliban) | 1970s

This image shows the old ways and the new with the people in Kabul.  Taken in a local marketplace with the largest and grandest mosque (Pul-e-Khisthi) in the background.

Khyber Pass 1 of 2 | Pakistan, early 1970’s
This picture is from the same viewpoint as the picture from the Khyber Pass’s wikipedia page, taken in November 2005: 

“Taken at the site where the Khyber Pass starts to climb high into the mountains, Looking back towards the Pakistan side”

Khyber Pass 1 of 2 | Pakistan, early 1970’s

This picture is from the same viewpoint as the picture from the Khyber Pass’s wikipedia page, taken in November 2005: 

Taken at the site where the Khyber Pass starts to climb high into the mountains, Looking back towards the Pakistan side”

Bill in a Chair 2 | Kuala Lumpur (year unknown)

Bill in a Chair 2 | Kuala Lumpur (year unknown)


And We’re Back | Bill in a Chair, Kuala Lumpur
We just received over 600 more of Bill’s slides from his long trip home.  The time for resting is over!

And We’re Back | Bill in a Chair, Kuala Lumpur

We just received over 600 more of Bill’s slides from his long trip home.  The time for resting is over!

Like Father, Like Daughter. | Libya 2011
My daughter is currently in Libya working with the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC).  
“In Misrata & all is well.  This little girl was super cute.  Her dad put her in my arms.  Yes, I am an awkward holder of children but she was HEAVY.  The peace sign she is doing is the rebel sign for victory.”

Like Father, Like Daughter. | Libya 2011

My daughter is currently in Libya working with the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC).  

In Misrata & all is well.  This little girl was super cute.  Her dad put her in my arms.  Yes, I am an awkward holder of children but she was HEAVY.  The peace sign she is doing is the rebel sign for victory.”

Tagged with:  #libya  #color  #travel  #humanitarian  #war
A chopper’s view of Vietnam’s rice paddies.  One of the few pictures I took that has a weapon anywhere in the frame.

A chopper’s view of Vietnam’s rice paddies.  One of the few pictures I took that has a weapon anywhere in the frame.

Tagged with:  #Vietnam  #color  #travel  #war
"Haus Karl Eber" | Bickenback, Germany, 1968 
I never found out what the Haus Karl Eber sold and never saw anyone go in or out of it but I liked the old world look of the place.

"Haus Karl Eber" | Bickenback, Germany, 1968 

I never found out what the Haus Karl Eber sold and never saw anyone go in or out of it but I liked the old world look of the place.

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