The famous Bala Hissar fortress in Kabul.
The ancient citadel in the south of the city is believed to date from the 5th century.
The Emperor Babur who captured the fort wrote: “The citadel is of surprising height, and enjoys an excellent climate, overlooking the large lake, and three meadows which present a very beautiful prospect when the plains are green.”
Today Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence controls the fortress complex.
Photo: Fardin Waezi (UNAMA).