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Rose with Basil, Kandahar, Afghanistan

© 2010 BH Neely for US Dept of State One of the things I loved in Afghanistan was that there were roses everywhere. Every compound, every garden, every place had roses. We had beautiful ones at the embassy, given greater … Continue reading

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Rose with Basil, Kandahar, Afghanistan

© 2010 BH Neely for US Dept of State One of the things I loved in Afghanistan was that there were roses everywhere. Every compound, every garden, every place had roses. We had beautiful ones at the embassy, given greater … Continue reading

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Darulaman Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan

© 2010 Brian H Neely Across the street from the National Museum, at the end of Darulaman Road, about 10 miles (16 km) from the center of Kabul, you’ll find Darulaman Palace. It was built in the 1920s by King … Continue reading

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Darulaman Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan

I had a meeting at the National Museum of Afghanistan, on the south edge of town, across the street from the Darulaman Palace. As I left the museum and crossed the street to my car, I took the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Gate of Agamemnon’s Palace, Mycenae, Greece

From “Agamemnon,” one part of the Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus   O gods, free me from this awful task! For one full year I’ve been stuck up on this tower of the Atreidae, crouched on my haunches like a dog. … Continue reading

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