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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