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Subject: [Leica] China pictures by a visiting schoolteacher
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll)
Date: Mon Sep 20 12:42:25 2004

Love pictures, I liked particularly these ones of the Silk Route
My compliments
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Brian Reid
Enviado el: lunes, 20 de septiembre de 2004 5:22
Asunto: [Leica] China pictures by a visiting schoolteacher

Yesterday I went to visit my brother and his wife. They live in Bangor,
Maine. Bruce is the business manager of Dysart's Truck Stop, and Kristine
teaches 6th and 7th grade social-studies at Cohen Middle School in Bangor.

At one point, I saw a bunch of photo albums and asked if I could look at
them. Kristine said "A couple of teachers and I took a trip to China last
year, basically to learn more about it so we could teach it more
effectively. I took my camera with me and took a few pictures."

I was absolutely spellbound by what I was looking at. These were world-class
travel pictures. I don't think Kristine had any idea what a good job she had
done; she has made a few classroom presentations but hasn't really
distributed them widely. She insisted "I'm a 6th-grade teacher, not a

She'd had them developed at a place that gave her "high-resolution" scanned
images along with the prints. I grabbed about 700 of these scanned images
and took them home with me and added them to my family's web gallery.
Kristine spent most of her time in the far West of China, in what the locals
think of as East Turkmenistan.

All 700 of these pictures were taken with a Minolta X-700 using a 35-80
zoom, on Fuji Superia 200.

You might enjoy looking at them. I didn't do any culling or editing; these
are just the pictures as they came out of her computer's images folder, in
whatever order they came out in. There are 16 separate folders, each roughly
categorized. I picked the folder names based on what she told me about the

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