Friday, August 12, 2011

Ghazi Stadium

A few days ago I visited Ghazi Stadium, which is in downtown Kabul. You might recognize the name from "A Thousand Splendid Suns," as it served as the site of public executions during the Taliban era. I thought about putting up a link to webpages with info about this, but they're pretty gruesome. Just google it.

Recently, the stadium has undergone some renovations and apparently has been rebranded as the Olympic Stadium. It's still not very inviting, but it hosts soccer games and serves as a training facility for both male and female athletes.

Very desolate. Renovations are apparently ongoing. The pole in the back righthand corner is obscuring a billboard of President Karzai.

The view on the way out. I don't know who that is...

1 comment:

  1. That is Abdul Ali Mazari, the previous Shia and Hazara Leader who has been killed by Taliban in 1996