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Backpacking Across Europe’s – Photos of An American’s Adventure 1977-1979

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“I thought you might be interested to share some of my color slides from Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s when I was a college backpacker,” writes LA-based writer Pat Saperstein. “I travelled to Europe as a teenaged backpacker in 1977 and 1979 and then lived in Paris in 1983, taking Kodachrome slides during that time.”

Of course, we are interested. So here are Pat’s evocative photographs from her trips, taking in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brindisi, Greece and other places everyone should see.

 

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Greece – 1979

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Cannes

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Brindisi – 1979

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Greece, 1979

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Amsterdam – 1979

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Bookseller, Italy

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Paris – 1977

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Paris 1979

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Bois de Bologne

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You can follow Pat on twitter (her Variety magazine account) and at EatingLA.

  • njguy54

    I don’t have many regrets in life, but not backpacking through Europe in my youth is one of them. Kids, if you get the opportunity to do something like this, take it!