Hard times on Kabul’s Chicken Street

6 Dec 2015
Last updated during 00:08

A craftsman polishing lapis lazuli, a almost changed mill mined in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province.
This merchant says a cost of lapis lazuli has forsaken dramatically over a final year, from $650 to only $150 per kilo.
Chicken Street in Sep 2002, a year after a tumble of a Taliban. Traders contend a years that followed were a best a travel has seen as unfamiliar infantry and growth workers poured in
British soldiers confront a organisation of Afghan women vagrant in Chicken Street in 2002
Nato infantry secure an area on Chicken Street after a self-murder conflict targeting soldiers outward a runner emporium in Oct 2004. An Afghan lady and an American lady were killed.
Akbar Samandary has been offered trinket and antiques on Chicken Street for years. He says trade was really good after a Taliban fell.
Antiques for sale in Chicken Street
The marketplace in famous Afghan rugs and carpets is also in crisis. This emporium used to sell handmade rugs and felt carpets during reward prices, though unfamiliar tradition has dwindled
The trade in Afghanistan's famous carpets and rugs has suffered alongside other businesses on Chicken Street with restaurants and sports clubs shutting in new years
As normal Afghan products struggle, cheaper Chinese products have seemed in trinket shops on Chicken Street
A sign of new history: Bronze commemoration plates, celebrating loyalty between Russia and Afghanistan
A perspective along Chicken Street currently opens adult on TV mountain. Government buildings have left adult in a community and are changing a face of a aged thoroughfare
The decrease in a commemoration trade has non-stop a doorway for some-more down marketplace extract and burger stalls to reinstate unwell antique and gemstone shops