Saturday, April 30, 2011
Your correspondent went to Bamyan, home of the famous giant Buddha sculptures that the Taliban destroyed (empty Buddha-niche seen above). We took a bunch of pictures. But then we went on vacation without really dealing with them. So, we'll probably be going dark for a couple weeks, and then we'll be back with pictures of Bamyan... or vacation... or something else. Until then!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
(Ok, the guy in the foreground is selling radishes, although he doesn't seem to be trying all that hard. But in the background? Live chickens for sale. (Yes, we're stretching at this point for any appearance that we're not just posting totally random and not-that-great pictures from Kabul.))
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Seen in Kabul. The wedding hall thing here is sort of like a relatively cheap version of Vegas. They couldn't afford the pirate ship or the volcano but in a city that is 95% single-story mud-walled houses, a big building with a shiny blue glass facade stands out, and this crazy crescent moon sculpture is a clear attempt to take it to the next level. One of these days, when they lift the travel restrictions, The Lovely Katherine and I will certainly be renewing our vows at the City Star Hall.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
We actually have kind of a backlog of nice pictures to show you. But we're also really dragging because we're busy at work and trying to spend our time outside of work with all the fantastic people we share our little compound with here in Kabul. So, anyway, here's a picture of a guy who works as a driver for someone who was at the Farmer Day event in Logar. I don't remember who he works for. Wish I'd had the real camera and some fast glass along for this one, but when you're working the day job you have to deal with the point-and-shoot sometimes.
In any case, don't give up on us. We'll try to pop more pictures up as we can.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
A couple days after actual Nawruz, your correspondent attended a lunch event marking Nawruz at Bagram Airfield with a number of notable Afghan government officials, and a couple notable Americans. I wasn't actually sitting next to General Petraeus, but I was sitting next to the guy assigned to hold his cap while he's at a lunch. It's pretty glamorous over here.
P.s. no endorsement of "Standing Rock Energy Drink" implied or intended.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
I suppose these guys are the District Governor's guards or helpers or something. They were standing behind the group of distinguished speakers, mostly looking not that interested in what was happening. Of course the crowd of gathered farmers didn't look all that interested either.