Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Reconnected, Afghan girl, poached egg

Being reconnected to the Internet after modem problems.

A reproduction in The Independent of the renowned National Geographic magazine cover from 1985 showing an Afghan girl refugee staring out at you with grey blue eyes which seem to take over the page and everyone who looks at it. The portrait was shot by the photo journalist Steve McCurry. Seventeen years later he rediscoved her. She had not seen the photograph until it was shown to her in January 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula and she is described as a "shy, devout mother of three children." In the April 2002 issue of the magazine she again became the subject for the cover. This time, completely shrouded in a burka, she is shown holding the original photograph.

A poached duck egg with finally chopped pancetta.

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