All that it says on the back of the photo is "a friend of mine." My dad had taken it either in Belgium or on a short weekend adventure that they had taken through the different European countries. I do know that but he did end up in Paris on the one weekend journey. For an Iowa farm boy, I could see his eyes getting real big as he visited Europe. The time had to be 1943 or 44. France had to have been relieved of it's German visitors by then.
This photo has no inscriptions on the back. I am thinking it was from an army friend that was sent to him. It was from his collection of war photos but I don't know it's location. It looks somewhat tropical to me but those are not palm trees. People sitting on the ground and the small shelter buildings look like they were built for a hot climate with screening on the front.
It could have been one of his brother's photos as there was one and one brother-in-law who also was involved in the service. I will never know about this mystery picture, even though it does have to be in the 1940's.
The Bonds Hotel
A photo of my dad, standing on a balcony of a stair in front of the Bonds Hotel. I again do not know it's actual location just the approximate year it was taken.