Postcard 001

A postcard that I sent to my family in 2003.

An aerial view of palace architecture.

An aerial view of interrupted architecture.

Chandeliers broken from the percussions of bomb blasts look like mirror reflections.

Chandeliers broken from the percussions of bomb blasts look like mirror reflections.

Civilian food service workers take a break outside the Engineer Village DFAC.

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!

Pillars on a bridge over the Tigris River, as we flew by!

A painting of a craftsman that I purchased at the bazaar.

A painting of a craftsman that I purchased at the bazaar.

Soldiers taking a break; view from inside an old workshop.

Looking out from inside an old workshop at soldiers relaxing on their lunch break.

Girl preparing her supplies on her first day of school.

Girl preparing her supplies on her first day of school.

Basket of dates given to soldiers by Iraqis hired to work in camp.

Basket of dates given to soldiers by Iraqis hired to work in camp.

My beautiful picture

A towering and unique Saddam era bat house.

A postcard picture of one of Saddam's palaces.

A postcard picture of one of Saddam’s palaces.

A palatial complex built over the water.

A palatial complex built over the water.

The Crossed Sabers Monument at the Gates of Hell.

The Crossed Sabers Monument at the Gates of Hell.

Woman and Baby

A mother and baby at a local school.

An enormous palm tree.

An enormous palm tree appears to be an imposing shaggy creature!

My beautiful picture

A sparkling sunset through an old Iraqi arch.

A beautiful palace through the trees.

A beautiful palace through the trees contrasts the dull terrain on BIAP.

Floors of scaffolding in an abandoned palace, and a view outside.

Floors of scaffolding in an abandoned palace, and a view outside.

Baby

A baby sister accompanying her sibling to an Iraqi school.

Two Iraqi women walking in the Green Zone.

Two Iraqi women walking down a Baghdad street.

A mosque in the BIAP area.

A mosque in the BIAP area.

Bomb damage found in one of Saddam's palaces during a survey expedition.

Bomb damage found in one of Saddam’s palaces during a survey expedition.

A bombed out palace over the water.

A bombed out palace seems to hover precariously over the water.

My beautiful picture

A warning spray painted on a barrier as we approached the Iraqi border.

Maryem and I3

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!

— G

Copyright 2014.  All photographs on this post are the personal property of Georgeann Van Delist and represent vital intellectual property connected with the site http://www.bloggingpioneer.com.  Unauthorized use and/or reproduction of these materials is strictly prohibited.  

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2 thoughts on “Iraq Through My Eyes

    1. bloggingpioneer Post author

      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.

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