The Denver Post has just posted a wonderful collection of photos of Afghanistan from the 1960s which paints a world that was remarkably different than it is today.
Taken by William Podlich, a professor from Arizona State University who took a break to teach in Afghanistan, the photos serve as a reminder of an Afghanistan that looked like it was developing quickly into a prosperous and forward-thinking country. Nowadays, it is easy to forget that things were not always as they are now.
I’ve posted a couple of his photos and encourage you to check them out. Below each, I posted a couple of photos I took in 2008 or so, near the same places he took his.
Below: The Kabul River in 2008.