Statue outside of the Al-Rasheed Hotel
Al- Rasheed Hotel in the background
Views of the IZ. Lots of cement, lots of blast walls, very very ugly.
Blast walls, either being put up or taken down...
The view from the inside of one of our rooms.
Views of the IZ
Saddam liked his statues
Everything here is blast wall with barb wire.
We entered anyways!
The Tigris River.
Sandra, my collegue from HQ, and myself in front of the Tigris. The other side of the river is the edge of downtown Baghdad.
The 14th of July Bridge (have no idea what the name is from) leading to downtown Baghdad.
One of Saddam's Palaces. This part looks structurally sounds, but the bulk of the building is blown up.
One of the palace's blown up and surrounded by blast walls.
The US Coalition forces haven't bothered to clean up any of the mess they made.
Military check point.