Arriving in Kabul during the day,
You face the traffic jams, people jams
Carts block the streets and crowds fill roadside shops
All the noises and car horns,
The dust and pollution. But!
Even with more than five million people
Kabul is still beautiful.
Visit Kabul during the night
As I did coming from Sheberghan.
The stars shine in the night sky
All is silent except the busy street cleaners.
Kabul is beautiful in the dark
With the house lights off
Only streetlights illuminate the long roads
Now emptied of peddlers and push carts
Kabul is beautiful at night.
Photo by Nazir Eklass