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  • View over Kabul

    Posted by Brian Jones

    24 May 2004 – kabul (39k image)

    Kabul is in a bowl, surrounded by mountains. Much of the city has been destroyed in the years of fighting that it has suffered, but it is possible to get a sense of the opulence and style that once made it so famous.

    Houses carpet the area, marching up the impossible slopes of the mountains to perch precariously overlooking the city below.

    Now it seems to be a city of walls and fences as the international community baricades itself within seemingly impregnable fortresses. Whilst the city remains calm there is a tangible sense of unease in some quarters, however expat life goes on through a series of restaurants that offer everything from pork sausages to German beer. Odd.

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