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This is a girl I met in the Timimoun oasis in the Algerian desert in 1975. She was carrying a basket filled with dates on her head.

Like most other small towns of the desert Timimoun had a huge palm grove, looking like a forest from a distance. It was a pleasure to get out of the intense heat and walk among the palms, feeling the freshness of the shade and the water running through the irrigation ditches.

Unfortunately I have no memory of this meeting, 35 years ago. I must be getting old.

This was scanned from a Kodacolor negative and converted to B&W because the colours had faded hopelessly. I also had to do a lot of PP filling hundreds of cracks and dusty spots.

danos, Pentti, CLODO, Budapestman, adores, hispic, happypoppeye, abmdsudi, wgreis, daddo, kato, ourania, Cricri, tyro, tyro, mcmtanyel oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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