The city of Herat was famous for many things including Pistachio nuts. Following are pictures taken on a trip to the Pistachio forest located north-east of Herat city near the Soviet, now Turkmenistan border. On the trip, we passed through Qale-e Naw, about 100 miles northeast of Herat. It is the capitol of Badghis Province. The first picture is from the shrine of Hazrat Alla Berdi in the town of Karukh, about 40 miles northeast of Herat. The Blair Brainard Peace Corps in Afghanistan Photographic Collection captures the photographers experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, primarily in the city of Herat, 1965-1968.