All Along the Watchtower


Sometimes we see
a news photo which we can’t take our eyes off of, and this picture, appearing
in today’s New York Times, taken by AP protographer Musadeq Sadeq, is a prime example. Afghan
soldiers are seen atop a tower inside the Pul-i-Charkhi prison on the
outskirts of Kabul February 27, 2006. Police and troops
ringed Kabul’s main jail on Monday after hundreds of inmates led by Taliban
commanders and a kidnap gang leader took over cell blocks, including
one housing women and children.

Something about the human drama in the foreground, the impressive impressionistic
mountains in the background, the clouds of dust and the outlined figures
atop the tower give the whole sceen an All Along the Watchtower mystic.

from Reuters

1 Comment

  1. Fine Exotic Lingerie

    September 1, 2008 @ 8:18 pm


    I agree. I also enjoy the contrast between the dust being kicked up on the road, and the stillness of the surrounding earth. I find the photo to be thought provoking and easy to get lost in. Nice find.