Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Smattering from around the City

Over the past few weeks I've had to travel fairly extensively throughout the city and farther out into the suburbs, which has been quite an interesting experience. The old Russian tanks below were stacked up in front of the tents of some nomadic sheepherders, just down the road from a new housing development. Only in Afghanistan...

This is a really beautiful monument built during the reign of King Amanullah Khan (I think), who ruled Afghanistan during the 1920s. At the top of the hill in the background is an old fortress that was built hundreds of years ago. It's unsettling to think that such a fortress would be a major tourist attraction in Europe, but here in Afghanistan its use hasn't changed drastically since construction.

Soldier on top of one of the many building-skeletons:

Boy selling fruit juice on the side of the road:

Posters of political candidates:

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing the glimpses from your corner of the world. Thanks for posting these!