Afghanistan In The 1960s. Prepare To Be Very, Very Surprised. Reblogged from Upworthy, 1 March 2013
In the 1960s, Dr. William Podlich took these pictures (and a LOT more) of Kabul, Afghanistan. I couldn’t believe what a beautiful and vibrant place it was before being torn apart by more than 30 years of war.
Meanwhile, Rollie Williams can often be relied upon to offer us something to think about, and while he may well be right to marvel at the beauty and vibrancy of a country before it had been torn apart by more than three decades of war, it might have been useful to put those many years of trouble into historical perspective with a description of how we arrived at the current tragedy.
Finally, while some of the other galleries of Podlich ad Esterson may well provide some photo documentation of life outside Kabul during the 60s, the current selection, while fascinating, only demonstrate a capital city with a degree of cosmopolitan airs which probably weren’t much in evidence throughout many of the provinces.
- Remembering 1960s Afghanistan, the photographs of Bill Podlich (iranaware.com)
- Kabul in the 1960s (neatorama.com)