Multimedia photojournalist and filmmaker John D McHugh travelled to Afghanistan in February 2010.
He was there to cover the conflict, but during the trip he managed to gain rare access to the off-limits Queen's Palace - a former seat of Afghanistan's royal family - also known as Tajbeg. He says the building and its turbulent past represents the sad history of Afghanistan.
Photography, commentary, poetry, editing and production by multimedia photojournalist John D McHugh. Published 29 March 2010.