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Afghanistan: The Microrayons of Kabul

In the last seven years, a small city of concrete apartment buildings and shops has risen on the outskirts of Kabul, not far from the airport. It is the Soviet district, a miniature Moscow that is the center of a separate and reclusive world occupied by the thousands of Soviet civilians who live and work […]

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Afghanistan: Art Histories

The tomb of Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006-1088), Herat, Afghanistan, built ca. 1425. Filmed by Watson Kintner (1965)

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Haiti: Architecture

Claude-Laurent Aubert’s sketches of Haitian architecture, circa 2001,  at Collectif Haïti de France.

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Haiti: Architecture

InnoVida is committed to the Haiti Relief Effort. With our donation of 1,000 homes and the installation of a local Fiber Composite Panel manufacturing facility we hope to provide jobs as well as housing to thousands of Haitians with the greater hope of assisting in the full development, rebuilding and modernization of the country. InnoVida […]

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Haiti: Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince

Peter Dean Rickards, “Return to the Trembling Heart: Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince,” First (April 14th, 2010)

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Afghanistan: Architecture

Koh Daman is a favourite country residence of the wealthy inhabitants of Kabul, and is almost as thickly studded with castles as with gardens. They are strongly built, and are, in fact, mimic representations of the old baronial residences in our own land. John Wood, A Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Source of […]

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Haiti: Architecture

When a person has been acquainted in France with colonists, and above all with Creole colonists, he cannot approach Port-au-Prince, now become the residence of the civil and military powers, the capital of the richest country on the face of the globe! the most fertile in delights! the throne of luxury! the center of voluptuousness! […]

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Haiti: Architecture

There is little or nothing in the average street vista to arouse the admiration, though there is a certain cause for amusement in the strange juxtaposition of the most primitive African reed huts with the attempts of Paris-educated mulattoes to ape, with improvements of their own, their favorite French chateaux. Harry A. Franck, “Under the […]

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