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Afghanistan has such beautiful mountains. The turmoil the people have endured only makes the mountains seem more looming.

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Buddha of Bamiyan Afghanistan 1992 before destruction |Built in 554 AD in the blended classic Gandhara art. Destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. , Steve Mc Curry

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Masjed Jamed, Herat, Afghanistan. western Afghanistan. The photo shows one of the columns of western Shabestan. Shabestan (=nightland) is part of a mosque for sleeping or nocturnal prayers. Despite of three decades of war in Afghanistan, the historcial heritage of Herat, especially this mosque, has survived and looks still the same as on this photo from 1970.

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Karti Sakhi shrine (Ziarat-e-Karte Sakhi), Kabul, Afghanistan

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from 9GAG

Kabul, Afghanistan: 1970 vs 2010

Kabul, Afghanistan: 1970 vs 2010; guess it was the sexily SCANDALOUS women that did it in (sarcasm).

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