Monday, August 23, 2010

Afganistan 1967-1969

After my post about the man who fixed up a house in Cambodia, some of the commenters and I discussed what would happen if you had to live somewhere that appears to be undesirable.  

Since then I have been search for pictures of places with unknown beauty despite a dangerous reputation.  It has certainly reaffirmed my belief in how beauty can be found in the most unexpected places!

First up: Afghanistan


When I was playing the piano, I remember learning a Dave Brubeck piece inspired by his trip to Afghanistan.  At the time I couldn't think of why someone would vacation there, but it really was beautiful once, as Dr. Bill Podlich's photos prove.


Many more to follow!

3 comments:

Laurent said...

Did anyone think of doing this before "Guernica"?

Beautiful errand, D-H, handsomely achieved. I guess you know Turquoise Mountain Trust, in the Context at a blog near you - http://www.turquoisemountain.org/-

I don't doubt, these pictures will be possible again. No one can doubt it. This is Afghanistan; and the NSA is now reading our blogs.

So be sure to wave.

Daniel-Halifax said...

With all my Googling I must look like a prime suspect! Hopefully relatively harmless with my English cottages and flappers.

I hadn't seen the Turquoise Mountain Trust! Thank you for sending that over!

Thomas at My Porch said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to see what you come up with.