Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25 19:50

The jingle truck is named for the sound they make when driving down the road. I think they are one of the most colorful sights in Afghanistan. These are the middle east version of pimp my ride, the owners take a lot of pride in their trucks. This one is fairly simple but I liked it because of the plastic flowers on the antennas. They are often adorned with elaborate paintings and or welded and cut metalwork appearing over the entire truck and trailer. Lengths of chain often dangle vehicle length down to the ground resembling one of those carpet sweepers at the Westminster kennel show. Often the interiors are pasted with pictures of pretty girls and religious ornaments. Photographing these jems is my new pasttime.

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