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summer 1990, washington, d.c.

capitol rotunda ceiling

way back in the summer of 1990, i participated in the people to people student ambassador program, and spent a month traveling through parts of western and eastern europe. i recently had the negatives from the ten rolls of film i shot on the trip digitized, and i’m going to start putting the highlights online.

the first two days were spent in washington, d.c., where we toured the capitol building and some of the other usual tourist stops. we also met up with some of the other student groups getting ready to head overseas.

as you can see, standing in a rotunda and shooting up isn’t just a new habit of mine.

as a preview to come, here’s the itinerary from the trip:

  • june 24-25: washington, d.c.
  • june 26-28: munich, west germany
  • june 29: nuremberg, west germany
  • june 30-july 1: dresden, east germany
  • july 2-4: prague, czechoslovakia
  • july 5-7: krakow, poland
  • july 8-9: lvov, u.s.s.r.
  • july 10: debrecen, hungary
  • july 11-13: budapest, hungary (homestay)
  • july 14-15: budapest, hungary (hotel)
  • july 16-17: balaton, hungary
  • july 18-21: vienna, austria (homestay)
  • july 22-23: vienna, austria (hotel)
  • july 24: return home

of the seven countries (besides the united states), four of them no longer exist as they did back then — east and west germany have unified, czechoslovakia split up into the czech republic and slovakia, and the u.s.s.r. broke up.