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My first camera

Explore: Jun 4, 2008 #416. Bought at Heathrow Airport while going on a Cambridge University research trip to India (my first and last visit). Below is an extract from my diary of the time. Memories:-)

 

“Monday, February 14, 1983: Left Finsbury Park [where I was staying overnight with friends] at around 6.45 am and reached Heathrow Airport by tube around 8.00 am. The flight to India was at 9.30 am. It was delayed until 11.30 am because of bad weather in the States. I was flying to the East, while the States is to the West (or was the last time I looked at the map). I bought a camera at the Heathrow off-duty shop: Pentax ME Super, £ 129. Essential for this Indian trip as I probably won’t get another free chance to visit again.

 

Arrived in Delhi at 3.10 am (Indian time). Strange how one moment a person is in one place and after a short time later one is at quite a different place. No Problem with flight or at Delhi airport. Walked straight out, got on an airport bus and booked into the Asian International hotel for 180 rupees a day. Slept till 10.00 am, refreshed and went out immediately to visit the Jamia Masjid and Lal Qila (Red Fort complex).”

 

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