I didn’t expect that I would be returning to spend much time in Kandahar. The city is represented by only three photographs here and was primarily just a place to rest a few days between long bus trips across the southern route between Herat and Kabul. I’m writing this in Kandahar where I will be working at the NATO base for at least another nine months. The country has seen the Soviets come and go, gone through a period of civil war, and seen the lengthy presence of foreign forces since these photos were taken. I don’t expect to be venturing out to do the classic before and after pictures nor will I be doing the trip to Kabul by bus while in Afghanistan on this visit.