Ethiopia Part 1 - the Historic North, March, 2010.

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f9650-ethiopia.jpg  Wakas, carved statues placed on the graves of Konso chieftains, are being mass-produced and  sold nowadays. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia f9670-ethiopia.jpg  Food aid being sold on the open market, Northern Ethiopia. f9678-ethiopia.jpg  Sieving tef, the grain used to make injera. f9679-ethiopia.jpg  f9701-ethiopia.jpg  Making injera f9718-lalibela.jpg  Sunday church service f9744-lalibela.jpg  Sunday church service f9772-lalibela.jpg  Na'akatu La'ab Church near Lalibela, Ethiopia f9808-lalibela.jpg  Is this the famous 7-kg gold cross? Lalibela, Ethiopia f9831-lalibela.jpg  Young boys get ready for their deacon entrance exam, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9839-lalibela1.jpg  Young boys wait for their turn to take the deacon entrance exam, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9840-lalibela1.jpg  Young boys wait for their turn to take the deacon entrance exam, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9841-lalibela1.jpg  Young boys wait for their turn to take the deacon entrance exam, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9843-lalibela.jpg  Young boys wait for their turn to take the deacon entrance exam, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9850-lalibela.jpg  Lalibela, Ethiopia f9869-lalibela.jpg  The interior of a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia f9912-lalibela.jpg  Bet Golgatha where women are not allowed in. Photo courtesy of Mike Omran f9916-lalibela.jpg  Bet Giyorgis or St. George Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9922-lalibela_enhancer-mod.jpg  Bet Giyorgis or St. George Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9925-lalibela.jpg  Bet Giyorgis or St. George Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia g0089-lalibela.jpg  Bet Giyorgis ( St. George Church .) Lalibela, Ethiopia g0240-lalibelaand2more_tonemapped.jpg  Sunset over Bet Giyorgis ( St. George Church, ) Lalibela, Ethiopia f9950-lalibela.jpg  Bulletin boards to educate the public to poop in designated places only and wash hands afterwards. Lalibela, Ethiopia f9949-lalibela.jpg  Bulletin boards to educate the public to poop in designated places only and wash hands afterwards. Lalibela, Ethiopia f9955-lalibela.jpg  Entrance to Bet Gabriel Rufael, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9962-lalibela.jpg  Lalibela, Ethiopia f9979-lalibela.jpg  Bet Merkorios, Lalibela, Ethiopia f9989-lalibela.jpg  Priests' ambition to get more birrs is as big as the cross they carry. f9996-lalibela.jpg  Bet Amanuel, Lalibela, Ethiopia g0008-lalibela.jpg  Tej or Ethiopian honey wine is served in a glass vessel similar to a florence flask. g0010-lalibela.jpg  A priest enjoys some tej or honey wine ... during Lent. Lalibela, Ethiopia g0013-lalibela.jpg  Bet tej or honey wine house, Lalibela, Ethiopia g0022-lalibela1.jpg  Early morning in Lalibela, Ethiopia g0041-lalibela.jpg  Early morning recitation at Bet Giyorgis, Lalibela, Ethiopia g0050-lalibela.jpg  Early morning recitation at Bet Giyorgis, Lalibela, Ethiopia g0054-lalibela.jpg  Religious lesson or discussion at Bet Giyorgis, Lalibela, Ethiopia g0078-lalibela.jpg  Early morning recitation at Bet Giyorgis ( St. George Church .) Lalibela, Ethiopia g0096-lalibela.jpg  Not written by a spelling bee. Yemrehanna Kristos Church,  Lalibela, Ethiopia g0101-lalibela-edit.jpg  Yemrehanna Kristos Church located in a cave 45km outside of Lalibela may predate Lalibela's churches by up to 80 years. g0104-lalibela-mod.jpg  Yemrehanna Kristos Church located in a cave 45km outside of Lalibela may predate Lalibela's churches by up to 80 years. g0110-lalibela.jpg  Yemrehanna Kristos Church located in a cave 45km outside of Lalibela may predate Lalibela's churches by up to 80 years. g0146-lalibela.jpg  Yemrehanna Kristos Church located in a cave 45km outside of Lalibela may predate Lalibela's churches by up to 80 years. g0247-lake-tana.jpg  Narga Selassie Monastery at Lake Tana, Bahir Dar. g0251-lake-tana.jpg  Narga Selassie Monastery at Lake Tana, Bahir Dar. g0267-lake-tana.jpg  Narga Selassie Monastery at Lake Tana, Bahir Dar. g0272-lake-tana.jpg  This is what happens to liers in hell. Narga Selassie Monastery at Lake Tana, Bahir Dar. g0285-lake-tana-mod.jpg  The Priest Wears Prada - This  enterprizing priest at Narga Selassie Monastery charges 30 Br per camera in addition to the standard 50 Br entrance fee, a practice seen nowhere else in Ethiopia. g0322-lake-tana.jpg  The almost blind priest shows us the Bible written in Ge'ez, an ancient script that is the precursor of Ethiopia's three modern-day  Semitic languages: Amharic, Tigrinya and Tigré. g0337-lake-tana-mod.jpg  Ura Kidane Meret Monastery, Lake Tana, Bahir Dar g0370-gonder.jpg  The ceiling of Debre Berhan Selassie Church is painted with 104 wide-eyed Ethiopian cherubs, each with a slightly different bewildered look. Not quite Mona Lisa quality. Gonder, Ethiopia g0372-gonder.jpg  Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Gonder, Ethiopia g0390-gonder.jpg  Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Gonder, Ethiopia g0400-gonder.jpg  Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Gonder, Ethiopia g0431-gonder.jpg  Fasilada's Royal Enclosure, Gonder, Ethiopia g0432-gonder.jpg  Fasilada's Royal Enclosure, Gonder, Ethiopia g0439-gonder.jpg  Fasilada's Royal Enclosure, Gonder, Ethiopia g1900-ethiopia.jpg  Trinity church. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia g1890-ethiopia1.jpg  Inside the Trinity church. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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