Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kandahar Airport

Built in what looks like the late 1950s / early 1960s by... the United States!

Beautiful curves, classic 1960s architecture. Marble floors (still intact), very solid. Very strange to walk into it; felt like entering a time machine.

Except for the Predator UAV that I watched taking off as I stood outside. Those things were science fiction back when this airport was built.

The Afghan airport manager was really impressive, really sounded like he had a plan, and while he needed the help of ISAF to ensure good security, I didn't get the feeling that he was looking for a handout.

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