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Street scene on a cool day - Ishkashim, Afghanistan
The photography store is on the left behind the motorcycle.
The Different Faces of Afghanistan
May 28th 2013
The bright sun beat down onto the metal bridge that reverberated every time I planted my foot. Each laboured step weighted by my two backpacks took me closer to Tajik border post, where a fluttering flag stood atop a simple rectangular metal shed. Surrounding me were bare white rocks scattered across an equally pale ground that glared brightly into my eyes.
I glanced to my left and my attention w ... read more
Asia » Afghanistan » North » Ishkashim
Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequent... ... read more
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