PICTURES FROM ACOR-8
Below pictures are from ACOR-8
Here is another ACOR photo ( Dealers Row)
John Howe - the fastest reporter on location
Thanks, Ivan -
I wondered where this photo went.
I like very much your own less hurried but more "professional" treatment of ACOR 8.
But then that's what a "commercial" site can afford.
R. John Howe
Here is another fast reporter Ivan with Marla Mallett
Thanks for the photos. The Dealers Row looks just like my house, with rugs hanging on the walls, piled on the floor and tucked into drawers! Except my ceilings are not quite that high, my lighting is not as good and, frankly, my rugs are not as good either!
Having helped install ACOR 7, I appreciate how much hard work goes into preparing a very large marketplace in a single day.
It would be nice to have a venue like this to visit all year round!
I hadn't thought it but the ACOR 8 dealers' fair DOES look a little like your house. (And you said when I visited that few come to appreciate your material....definitely their loss.)
Jim Burns was waxing philosophic at the beginning of his Persian horse cover presentation, saying how much he enjoyed ACOR conferences and commented that he regretted that there wasn't one in Seattle to which he could go every week.
I expect you might have to live in Istanbul in the 1970s or earlier to have an experience like that.
In his book "Out of the Past" that I've noted here more than once, the U.S. diplomat Burton Berry, recounted that he lived and worked near the Istanbul bazaar and got to visit it daily and to open and have first pick of bundles brought in by the pickers.
Now that seems like a collector's dream.
No wonder he bought land and retired there, overlooking the Bosphorous.
Actually overlooking the pickers, is more likely.
So your wish is shared.
R. John Howe