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Afghanistan in colors

Colors of Afghanistan
“A landscape might be denuded, a human settlement abandoned or lost,
but always, just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur. . .
They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind,
irrepressibly optimistic and proud.
– The Carpet Wars, Christopher KremmerIMG_1433.JPGBand-e-Amir

IMG_1434.JPGKabul
If my heart trembles
for Kabul,
it’s for the slow step of summer noons,
siestas in my father’s house which,
heavy with mid-day sleep,
still weighs on my ribs…
It’s for the hawker’s cry
of the vegetable seller doing his rounds,
lost in my neighbours’ troubled dreams,
that my heart’s trembling.
– Shakila Azizzda

IMG_1435-0.JPGBamiyan

IMG_1436.JPGPul-e-Khumri
Yet even at their most turbulent, the Afghans have tended to impress
travellers with their dignity and hospitality as much as their fierce independence.
– William Dalrymple, author of Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan 1839–42

IMG_1437.JPGKabul

IMG_1438.JPGMazar-e-Sharif

IMG_1439.JPGBamiyan

IMG_1440.JPGAfghanistan/Pakistan border

IMG_1441.JPGQala-e-Sabzi

IMG_1442.JPGHerat
In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself solely as an individual.
You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody,
an uncle to somebody.
You are part of something bigger than yourself.
– Khaled Hosseini

IMG_1443.JPGKandahar

IMG_1444.JPG
Kabul
Every street of Kabul is enthralling to the eye
Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt pass
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs
And the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.
– Saeb-e-Tabrizik
Translation by Josephine Davis

IMG_1445.JPGKabul

IMG_1446.JPGKandahar

IMG_1447.JPGBamiyan province

IMG_1448.JPGJabal Siraj
God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful.
– Unknown

IMG_1449.JPGKabul

IMG_1450.JPGAfghanistan/Pakistan border

IMG_1451-0.JPGMaimana
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2 Comments on Afghanistan in colors

  1. Hola me llamo Hamid soy un taliban que vive en Barcelona gracias por hablar en tu pagina de mi pais, pero te recuerdo que en Afganistan hay bastante corrupción, quehay niños que son prostituidos que Unicef dice que cada vez hay más robos de niños, que las mujeres de Afganistan lo pasan verdaderamente mal. Te recomiendo que lea el libro ” mujeres Afganistan” editorial blume de la periodista Mónica Bernabé donde de denuncia la terrible situación de violencia que siguen sufriendo las mujeres.
  2. GRAN POST. BELLO Y DURO EMOCIONATE. SE MUY BIEN COMO SON ESTAS SITUACIONES. MUCHOS DE MIS TRABAJO SON CENTRADOS EN MUJERES Y NIÑOS EN LA GUERRA… HERMOS PERO MUY DURO PUES NUNCA LES OLVIDAS

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