Wallpaper Monday

From the National Geographic archives:

A man passes one of the lakes of central Afghanistan’s Band-e-Amir, a series of five mineral-enriched, sapphire lakes that punctuate the dusty, travertine peaks near central Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush.

Legend has it the lakes were formed by Caliph Ali who miraculously raised the retaining walls to dam a dangerous river, thereby impressing a local pagan king who converted to Islam.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Afghanistan: Crossroad of Conquerors,” September 1968, National Geographic magazine)

For a beautiful short film on the Afghanistan that we don’t see in the news, I highly recommend that you go to the Vimeo page of Augustin Pictures to watch “Afghanistan — touch down in flight.” The music, which was composed specifically for this film, is perfectly suited.

Click the image to embiggen.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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One Response to Wallpaper Monday

  1. Ana_ñ says:

    So beautiful!
    Long ago I visited, not the Hindu Kush, but the neighboring Karakorum. Incredible experience.

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