Friday, June 04, 2010

Once upon a time in Afghanistan

Amazing pictures from the 1950s in Afghanistan.

It could be the US in these images--women studying to be doctors, wearing Western clothes, not hidden behind cloaks and veils, young people mingling and buying records, kids in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, people attending Hollywood movies.

How horrible it must be for those who live there now and remember the past, to see a country that has actually regressed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow... How sad! Reminds you of those post-apocalyptic movies where someone discovers photos of what life used to be like, before everything got nuked.