Through the Shade of Blue

Category: Spontaneous Moments

 

Photo and caption by kasman taslim

Across the Friday Mosque of Herat boasting of its two elegant blue minarets, the white bearded old man wearing turban on his head, sitting on the dark red carpet in front of his shop while enjoying his cup of afternoon tea. He invites me to get inside his shop and happily play the DVD of him doing the glassblowing. His small shop is full of the famous Afghan blue blown glass, shaped from cups to vases on different sizes and range in hue from aquamarine to deep navy. Perhaps if Herat were in monochrome, blue would be its chosen color.

Location: Herat, south-western region, Afghanistan

 

More Spontaneous Moments Entries »

 
  1. Seeking a Blessing

    By Dave Monk

  2. Air Bubbles

    By Amanda Fuller

  3. Northern Lights

    By Christine Peterson

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities




Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!