Thursday, 10 November 2016

A view of Afghanistan


It's always great to hear - and see - what former students are up to. Recently Tony Belgrave got in touch and sent me these photos that he's taken recently in Afghanistan.

Resident holy man in a shrine in Herat 


View of Bamyan valley from the "city of screams" 


Cascading lakes of Band-e-Amir


Woman in burqa in Mazar-e-Sharif


Old caravanserai in herat


View from meditation caves in Bamyan complete
 with 3-7th century frescoes of the Buddha


Herat Citadel


Dragon valley


Entering the great mosque of Herat 


Hazara girl 


Entrance to the kings hunting lodge in Khulm


Dense housing rising above a cemetery in Kabul


Holy man in Herat 


Bamyan tailor heating his iron on a gas stove


Kite runners chasing down fallen kites


Night market action


Mazar-e-Sharif's blue mosque by night


Moon and minaret


Kid manualing in the Musalla Complex, Herat 


Panjshir Valley 


Praying inside a Shia shrine


Jovial shepherd in Samangan


Shrine in Khulm


Sufi smoking hashish



Inside a bazaar


Schoolgirl


Buddhist stupa carved out of a mountainside


Sufi praying


Ancient tiles


Tunnels connecting underground Buddhist monastery


Wrestling in the park, Kabul