Photographer's Note

That may not be a very good photo but will at least :
- extend trekearth's photos to a new country,
- show a monument which will not be seen anymore, hence the title of the pic. Unfortunatley the Bamiyan Buddhas -with the help of some well intentioned people- have hung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.

I was 15 at that time and can witness the red army was already on the premises 7 months before it was officially reported (at that time it was friendly help, they said...). All the hotels were closed but we however managed to get a room open with a bucket of water that froze during the night. Experienced a few flat tires, went hitch hiking in the pick up of road trucks, helped 2 mudjahidin to hide from a russian road barrage, had to stop every hour at tea houses as it was so cold, bought a fur chapka stolen from a russian official, been (gently) arrested while there was curfew in Kabul.
That was great time and Afghanistan was a great country to travel, hope it will recover one day.

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Additional Photos by Luko G R (Luko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2424 W: 490 N: 2900] (14000)
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