Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gonder, Ethiopia, November 29, 2015

The Dashen Brewery apparently promotes safe sex with this logo on their beer mugs-


Street life in Gonder: tuk-tuks, donkeys, people.... it's always busy-


Blaring propaganda goes up and down the streets.  I wish I could understand what they were saying-


Now that's a load of hay-


The Debre Berhan Selassie Church (late 18th century) was saved from destruction by the Dervish in the 1880s because they were attacked by a swarm of bees upon arrival--


The ceiling is covered with 135 winged cherubs representing the power of God-



The walls are decorated in beautiful frescoes-



This is quite the devil-


and Mohammed, riding a camel, is being led by the devil-


The entrance tower represents Christ and there are 12 smaller towers in the wall, representing the 12 apostles-


I've enjoyed the friendliness of the people in Gonder but it's time to move on to Lalibela!









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