Blogging Monocle: Narcotecture

Blogging Monocle: Narcotecture

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Aaron Able
May 23, 2007

"Candy-colored Mansions." We thought you might enjoy a look at the homes of Afghanistan's nouveau-riche (many are druglords) that appear in the June issue of Monocle. There is a great slideshow online for those readers not willing to spend $10 an issue...

The story looks at the evolution of the city of Herat. The rich are tearing down scores of buildings to shoddily build elaborate palaces (meanwhile schools and basic infrastructure remain damaged/destroyed)

(Photographs by Ash Sweeting)

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