Skateistan at the Russian swimming pool in Kabul

I found this picture next to this one sent to me of the old Bibi Mahru swimming pool built by the Russians. Apparently it was abandoned after they discovered they couldn’t get water up the hill to fill it.

Now it is sometimes used by skateboarders and is also used by the Skateistan project. Still I prefer this picture of nine children jumping from a wrecked tank. That kind of thing you don’t see every day.

Old tanks overlooking Kabul

Caption: “Discarded military hardware litters Kabul’s surrounding hills. Using an old tank as a spring board for the purposes of a photograph is a much better use of it than its intended activities we think…”

2 thoughts on “Skateistan at the Russian swimming pool in Kabul

  1. Hello there:

    I have just completed my SLC exams here in Nepal. while awaiting my results, I have started a blog where I write about my travels, short stories and book reviews.

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    Chitij Karki

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