A postcard that I sent to my family in 2003.
An aerial view of interrupted architecture.
Chandeliers broken from the percussions of bomb blasts look like mirror reflections.
Civilian food service workers wait for food shipments outside the Engineer Village DFAC.
Pillars on a bridge over the Tigris River, as we flew by!
A painting of a craftsman that I purchased at the bazaar.
Looking out from inside an old workshop at soldiers relaxing on their lunch break.
Girl preparing her supplies on her first day of school.
Basket of dates given to soldiers by Iraqis hired to work in camp.
A towering and unique Saddam era bat house.
A postcard picture of one of Saddam’s palaces.
A palatial complex built over the water.
The Crossed Sabers Monument at the Gates of Hell.
A mother and baby at a local school.
An enormous palm tree appears to be an imposing shaggy creature!
A sparkling sunset through an old Iraqi arch.
A beautiful palace through the trees contrasts the dull terrain on BIAP.
Floors of scaffolding in an abandoned palace, and a view outside.
A baby sister accompanying her sibling to an Iraqi school.
Two Iraqi women walking down a Baghdad street.
A mosque in the BIAP area.
Bomb damage found in one of Saddam’s palaces during a survey expedition.
A bombed out palace seems to hover precariously over the water.
A warning spray painted on a barrier as we approached the Iraqi border.
My favorite part of deployment? Meeting and helping children! They are the same in every country.
This collection of pictures represents some of the amazing images and impressions that dazzled me while I was stationed at Baghdad International Airport. I hope that you enjoyed looking at Iraq through my eyes!
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Thank you! These are some of my favorites, and I still remember taking the photos! Some of the shots were not easy to get, and I am still amazed that my camera and film survived the sand and heat. I carried the film home when I returned for leave and had the rolls developed at Deadwood One Hour Photo, a place where I had worked as a college student. The photos turned out so nice and I had many favorites to choose from for this project.