The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Uzbekistan+Tajikistan

Afghanistan 2009

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  Friendship Bridge   Balkh   Mazar-e Sharif   Mazar-Panjshir   Panjshir Valley   Kabul

Friendship Bridge

The Friendship Bridge, Afghanistan 2009
The Friendship Bridge
Crossing the Oxus Afghanistan on the left, Uzbeistan on the rig, Friendship Bridge, Afghanistan 2009
Crossing the Oxus
Afghanistan on the left, Uzbeistan on the right.
Part of a vast herd of tankers. Transhipping oil off trains fro, Friendship Bridge, Afghanistan 2009
Part of a vast herd of tankers.
Transhipping oil off trains from Uzbekistan.
A barren landscape, Friendship Bridge, Afghanistan 2009
A barren landscape

Balkh

Central citadel??, Balkh, Afghanistan 2009
Central citadel??
Walls, Balkh, Afghanistan 2009
Walls
Wall fragment., Balkh, Afghanistan 2009
Wall fragment.
City wall., Balkh, Afghanistan 2009
City wall.
Wall + Sakhi Danishjo, Balkh, Afghanistan 2009
Wall + Sakhi Danishjo
Our Nissan Patrol Super Safari 4500, Balkh, Afghanistan 2009
Our Nissan Patrol Super Safari 4500
9th c. "Nine Dome Mosque" The first mosque in Afghani, Balkh, Afghanistan 2009
9th c. "Nine Dome Mosque"
The first mosque in Afghanistan.
Lush vegetation, distant walls, Balkh, Afghanistan 2009
Lush vegetation, distant walls

Mazar-e Sharif

Shrine of Ali, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Shrine of Ali
Mosque(?) at Shrine of Ali, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Mosque(?) at Shrine of Ali
Shrine of Ali, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Shrine of Ali
Shrine of Ali, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Shrine of Ali
Shrine of Ali, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Shrine of Ali
Tile factory: grinding tiles to size, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Tile factory: grinding tiles to size
Tile Factory: Applying glazes Note scrap metals in foreground,, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Tile Factory: Applying glazes
Note scrap metals in foreground, to be ground down for glazes.
Sakhi Danishjo, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Sakhi Danishjo
Kiln, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Kiln
Livestock market, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Livestock market
Gentlemen wanting their pictures taken!, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Gentlemen wanting their pictures taken!
Livestock market, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Livestock market
Forging an axe head, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Forging an axe head
Old Soviet APCs, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Old Soviet APCs
Old Soviet APCs, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
Old Soviet APCs
At Samir Walid Guesthouse, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan 2009
At Samir Walid Guesthouse

Mazar-Panjshir

A camel train, Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
A camel train
Rock-carved Stupa, Samangan, Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Rock-carved Stupa, Samangan
Either very dry or very green., Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Either very dry or very green.
Samangan buddhist caves., Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Samangan buddhist caves.
Base of rock-cared Stupa With "Tony" from Connecticut, Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Base of rock-cared Stupa
With "Tony" from Connecticut.
Buddhist carved cave., Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Buddhist carved cave.
Afghan rice!, Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Afghan rice!
Afghan Police APC Heading towards Surkh Kotal (?), Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Afghan Police APC
Heading towards Surkh Kotal (?)
Above Salang Tunnel, Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Above Salang Tunnel
Salang Tunnel Entrance, Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Salang Tunnel Entrance
Just South of Salang Tunnel, Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Just South of Salang Tunnel
Central plain., Mazar-Panjshir, Afghanistan 2009
Central plain.

Panjshir Valley

Panjshir Valley Entrance, Afghanistan 2009
Panjshir Valley Entrance
Fertile lower valley, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Fertile lower valley
Lower Valley Village, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Lower Valley Village
Wreck of Soviet tank, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Wreck of Soviet tank
Village & Fields, from above Massoud's Tomb, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Village & Fields, from above Massoud's Tomb
Lower Valley, from above Massoud's Tomb, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Lower Valley, from above Massoud's Tomb
Upper Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Upper Panjshir Valley
Scotsman in Upper Panjshir, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Scotsman in Upper Panjshir
Cattle threshing grain, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Cattle threshing grain
Road workers at the Parian roadhead, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Road workers at the Parian roadhead
Innocent Afghans with Crazed Scotsman The bearded "man wit, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Innocent Afghans with Crazed Scotsman
The bearded "man with five wives" is third from the right.
Improvized ghaychak, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Improvized ghaychak
Ford across the Panjshir, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Ford across the Panjshir
Temporary road blockage While the excavator gets a tire replace, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Temporary road blockage
While the excavator gets a tire replaced.
Roadworkers, prying out rocks loosened by explosives, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Roadworkers, prying out rocks loosened by explosives
Rescue!, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Rescue!
Massoud's Tomb, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Massoud's Tomb
Massoud's Tomb, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Massoud's Tomb
Relics of Empire, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Relics of Empire
Massoud, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Massoud
Scotsman at Massoud's Tomb, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Scotsman at Massoud's Tomb
The Tomb itself., Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
The Tomb itself.
Fine old Soviet tank. (Only one minor hole.), Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Fine old Soviet tank.
(Only one minor hole.)
Scotsman in ex-Soviet tank, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Scotsman in ex-Soviet tank
Turret hole that slew the tank, Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Turret hole that slew the tank
Ex-Soviet tank & Katyusha corral., Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan 2009
Ex-Soviet tank & Katyusha corral.

Kabul

Mausoleum of Nadir Shah, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Mausoleum of Nadir Shah
Kabul River, from TV hill., Afghanistan 2009
Kabul River, from TV hill.
Surveillance tethered dirgible, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Surveillance tethered dirgible
Bala Hissar From TV hill, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Bala Hissar
From TV hill
Former Royal Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Former Royal Palace
Kabul Museum, Afghanistan 2009
Kabul Museum
Kabul Museum: Buddha, Afghanistan 2009
Kabul Museum: Buddha
Kabul Museum: Kafiristan Idol, Afghanistan 2009
Kabul Museum: Kafiristan Idol
Kabul Musum: Kafiristan Statue, Afghanistan 2009
Kabul Musum: Kafiristan Statue
OMAR Landmine Museum, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
OMAR Landmine Museum
Assorted Landmines Including "Butterfly" types (", Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Assorted Landmines
Including "Butterfly" types ("PFM-1") on lower right.
Stake Mines, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Stake Mines
The Landmine Octopus, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
The Landmine Octopus
Landmine School, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Landmine School
"Pig" Kabul Zoo, Afghanistan 2009
"Pig" Kabul Zoo
Afghan Police, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Afghan Police
Dusty, dry Afghanistan From my Kam Air flight to Dubai, Kabul, Afghanistan 2009
Dusty, dry Afghanistan
From my Kam Air flight to Dubai

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