My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Walking the Streets of Addis II
The Shoe Shop
The Water Carrier
The Bookseller My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Walking the Streets of Addis II
The Shoe Shop
The Water Carrier
The Bookseller My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Walking the Streets of Addis II
The Shoe Shop
The Water Carrier
The Bookseller

My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Walking the Streets of Addis II

The Shoe Shop

The Water Carrier

The Bookseller

My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Popolary Supermarket

My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Walking the Streets of Addis I
A well-dressed gentleman and the shoeshine guys … My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Walking the Streets of Addis I
A well-dressed gentleman and the shoeshine guys … My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Walking the Streets of Addis I
A well-dressed gentleman and the shoeshine guys …

My Travels in 2014 - April 22, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Walking the Streets of Addis I

A well-dressed gentleman and the shoeshine guys …

My Travels in 2014 - April 19, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Small Stuff Hawkers
One mostly finds these guys where lots of people pass or congregate, near minibus stops, around churches and on Piazza, a very central square in Addis Ababa. They sell chewing gum, tissues and frequently local tooth brushes made of twigs which are very fibrous and used for cleaning teeth on the go or by people not being able to afford the plastic ones … My Travels in 2014 - April 19, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Small Stuff Hawkers
One mostly finds these guys where lots of people pass or congregate, near minibus stops, around churches and on Piazza, a very central square in Addis Ababa. They sell chewing gum, tissues and frequently local tooth brushes made of twigs which are very fibrous and used for cleaning teeth on the go or by people not being able to afford the plastic ones …

My Travels in 2014 - April 19, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Small Stuff Hawkers

One mostly finds these guys where lots of people pass or congregate, near minibus stops, around churches and on Piazza, a very central square in Addis Ababa. They sell chewing gum, tissues and frequently local tooth brushes made of twigs which are very¬†fibrous and used for cleaning teeth on the go or by people not being able to afford the plastic ones …

My Travels in 2014 - April 19, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abyssinian Puppy

On my first day back in Addis and out on a photo walk, near a mosque I made friends with this cute puppy.

My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
After the Rain
It had been a brief but very heavy downpour but shortly after, life in the streets of Debre Markos was back to normal … thee street sellers were out offering their merchandise laid out on the road, others were browsing the public message boards and this guy clad in what looks like a very colourful blanket appears to be on his way to somewhere … My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
After the Rain
It had been a brief but very heavy downpour but shortly after, life in the streets of Debre Markos was back to normal … thee street sellers were out offering their merchandise laid out on the road, others were browsing the public message boards and this guy clad in what looks like a very colourful blanket appears to be on his way to somewhere … My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
After the Rain
It had been a brief but very heavy downpour but shortly after, life in the streets of Debre Markos was back to normal … thee street sellers were out offering their merchandise laid out on the road, others were browsing the public message boards and this guy clad in what looks like a very colourful blanket appears to be on his way to somewhere …

My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

After the Rain

It had been a brief but very heavy downpour but shortly after, life in the streets of Debre Markos was back to normal … thee street sellers were out offering their merchandise laid out on the road, others were browsing the public message boards and this guy clad in what looks like a very colourful blanket appears to be on his way to somewhere …

My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
From Above
I took these from my hotel room balcony which I think is on the 4th floor though the room number is 227 but the two hundred numbers go over various floors …

It had just rained quite heavily … everybody was on his or her way to somewhere, even the bull all by itself entering the roundabout … My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
From Above
I took these from my hotel room balcony which I think is on the 4th floor though the room number is 227 but the two hundred numbers go over various floors …

It had just rained quite heavily … everybody was on his or her way to somewhere, even the bull all by itself entering the roundabout … My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
From Above
I took these from my hotel room balcony which I think is on the 4th floor though the room number is 227 but the two hundred numbers go over various floors …

It had just rained quite heavily … everybody was on his or her way to somewhere, even the bull all by itself entering the roundabout …

My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

From Above

I took these from my hotel room balcony which I think is on the 4th floor though the room number is 227 but the two hundred numbers go over various floors …

It had just rained quite heavily … everybody was on his or her way to somewhere, even the bull all by itself entering the roundabout …

My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
Getting a Shine
Perhaps these are covered bus stops but a lot I see used by show shine guys … My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
Getting a Shine
Perhaps these are covered bus stops but a lot I see used by show shine guys …

My Travels in 2014 - April 17, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

Getting a Shine

Perhaps these are covered bus stops but a lot I see used by show shine guys …

My Travels in 2014 - April 15, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

The Hearty Handshake

Seen at the roundabout in the center of Debre Marcos.

My Travels in 2014 - April 15, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

Painted Archway

I call it Debre Markos’ “Arc de Triomphe” because it really looks like it. It sits on a hill just above the center of town and there is a park where locals seem to hang out. Behind this arch is Washa Mikael Church.

I assume it commemorates the surrender of some 14,000 Italian troops to a mere 300 members of the combined Ethiopian-Allied army in April 1941, a key event in the collapse of the Italian occupation and therefore ending the only short period of time Ethiopia was ruled by a foreign power (1935-41).

Somehow, I felt like experimenting a bit and to give the photograph the appearance of an old painting using Google’s Analog Efex Pro (formerly NIK Software).