1975 Afghanistan – 09/13 – Band-e Amir

Band-e Amir became Afghanistan’s first national park in 2009. A trip to these six lakes makes for a pleasant day trip from Bamiyan. There’s very little that text can add to these images from the summer of 1975. If you visit the lakes today you can rent a paddle-swan to ride around at least one of them. These spring fed lakes are always uncomfortably cool as I found in a brief dip in the middle of July. They really are the color hinted at in these photographs.

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Band-e Amir 09

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Band-e Amir 10 – Caravan

 

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