Monday, February 28, 2011

Of Herat: Truck and Tuktuk

While the snazzy photos the last few days are courtesy of The Lovely Katherine, I have also been to Herat long ago, and all over Afghanistan by air. Looking at this picture and then thinking of the Afghan landscape, one can only wonder: Where on earth did they find a tree that big, and why did they cut it down?! There are some urban sort of decorative trees in Herat. There are some honest-to-goodness forests a few hundred miles away in Kunar. But neither of those is the likely source here. I'm guessing they felled it as a trophy - the biggest tree ever seen in Western Afghanistan. Don't let it distract you from the sweet paint job on the tuktuk.

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