Bamiyan Panorama

Bamiyan Panorama

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Afghanistan in the 60's and 70's - part two.

Here are some more photos that I find quite interesting. 

Firstly - a nice street scene.  People walking, biking, and driving around.  This is Kabul in the late 60's I believe.

These are the normal looking woman you would see today if they weren't forced to become refugees, or forced to wear a burqa under the Taliban rule.

This is a medical research center with both men and women studying. 

Ariana Airline Flight Attendants in the 60's. 

Rush hour, note the nice buildings, street lights in the park, stoplight, etc...

Afghanistan used to be (and still is to some degree) full of orchards, fields, vineyards, etc.....  

Children's school - notice the lack of head coverings for most girls? 

A florist shop with apartments above it.  

Another street scene with little shops, and people going about their daily lives.

 And another street scene.

Fashionable women in a record store.

These are students at the University of Kabul sometime in the 60's or 70's.

School girls in the 60's I believe.

The campus of Kabul University. 

See more photos of Afghanistan before the wars here.


Anonymous said...

fascinating! Looks like a stylish place, and the people look western and liberated and happy!

Nadeem khan said...

Afghanistan and Afghan people had always a very rich civilization, culture and high moral value liberty within their own culture. People were free, liberal and modern till 90's. Unfortunately after the invasion of Soviet troops this country was pushed towards religious extremism by Americans and Arab countries with the help of Pakistani Govt,purposely. Religious extremism was promoted with money and arms and the country was pushed back to dark age.

David Izquierdo said...

Bravo, finally somebody showed the reality, Afghanistan was a progressive country and not as most people think nowadays.

fifan_w_toro said...

nice blog...seiing that Afgan students old photos remind me of my parents old photos too ... it is so sad seiing Afgan people nowadays ... I hope my country (Indonesia) never ever turn to be like that too someday