One from my archives. This photo was taken in 1970 on my first Overland journey across Asia. It was the only time I was able to travel across Afghanistan, then a peaceful country under the control of a king & then far removed from the politics that were later to destroy it! Ghazni is on the road between Kabul & Kandahar and in 1970 wss one of the most picturesque towns in Afghanistan. Photo was taken on Kodacgrome ASA 25 slide film (development & mounting were always included) using a Ricoh Singlex camera - this was my first SLR which I had purchased in Fiji two years earlier. Photo scanned & digitised.
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holmertz (41753) 2014-03-02 10:38
How very pleasant to see this photo. I am glad you dug into your archives to retrieve this. Hopefully there will be others following. This looks very much like the Afghanistan I experienced a couple of years later (and it probably still does). I think this is now a rather dngerous part of the country. I passed through Ghazni in 1972 but only stopped for lunch on the bus ride from Kandahar to Kabul. No time to have a look at the town and the fortress, unfortunately. I think this Kodachrome has kept its colours very well for more than 40 years and survived the scanning.
dekanski (3458) 2014-03-03 10:08
Excellent image quality - but we forget the beauty of the analog camera!
Although I have never been to Afghanistan, soul hurts me what happened there. Kind of nostalgic feeling overtakes me while I am reading your note.
carlo62 (33803) 2014-03-31 0:57
una foto di qualche anno fa, un paesaggio inusuale per me, magari oggi è cambiato oppure è rimasto identico, sarebbe bello poter fare un nuovo scatto nello stesso punto.