November 23, 2010

addis ababa {Ethiopia}

My husband is in Addis this week for work, and telling me how much the city has changed since we last visited. These are some images of our trip to Addis Ababa.

the netela

Ethiopian women use this cloth to cover their head and shoulders, especially when attending church. It is made up of two layers of fabric with colorful trimmings on the edges.
I got carried away when I went shopping for these and got many of them as well as cotton tablecloths.

the injera

A large soft, pancake like crepe served with a communal tray on which are an array of spicy sauces.
I tried it and enjoyed it {especially the sauces} but I it is definitely an "acquired taste".

mount entoto

One of the seven mountains that surround Addis, and the best location to observe the panoramic view of Addis Ababa both day and night.
On the top of the hill, stands St. Mary's Church built in 1885.
Our visit to Addis was just before "Fasika" {Ethiopian Easter}, so churches were packed with people praying.


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  1. Beautiful photography! Beautiful place. Did you live there too? I wonder what ingredients they put in the injera? Looks like meat? Hope you have a great week too!

  2. Thank you! Yes, it is a magical place.
    The main ingredient of injera is teff, a small-seeded grain whose name means "lost" in Amharic, one of the languages of Ethiopia. Teff flour contains very little gluten. I found it a bit sour.

  3. that is fascinating and such beautiful photos

  4. Hi Anabel, really amazing pics, thanx for sharing. Love those faces as well the whole atmosphere.

  5. That is some beautiful pictures. I just love them!

  6. I have never been to Ethiopia and these pictures are great. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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