Afghanistan 10


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The next few posts are from two days we spent walking in and near Istaliff, a hill village 50 miles north of Kabul. This is from a vantage point that overlooks the wide valley from which we came. Bagram, the main military airbase, is in the far distance. This whole area was destroyed by the Taliban, and a thriving community was forced into the hills. It is beginning to recover, but  there are many ruins, some of which can be seen in the sketch.

I can’t resist including a photo inside a “restaurant” where we had a very oily and vaguely meaty stew with lots of nan bread. It was well suited to a black and white format:

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~ by noelgarner on October 29, 2009.

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