Holy Trinity Church, Addis Ababa. This is the highest ranking Orthodox cathedral in the city. Emperor Haile Selassie I is buried there.
Interior of the Holy Trinity Cathedral
Some of the beautiful stained glass panels
Moses receiving stained glass windows.
A replica of "Lucy" the 3.2 million year old humanoid in the National Museum. The actual Lucy was on tour in the US when I was in Ethiopia. She is now back in Addis.
A group of children that I met on the road to Adadi Mariam, Tiya, and Melek Kuntre on my 2nd day in Ethiopian. This was south of Addis.
One of the children we saw in this village south of Addis.
The interior of Adadi Mariam, a rock hewn church on the road we traveled to Tiya. It is not as monolithic as the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, but it is similar.
Interior of Adadi Mariam. Notice the exposed electrical wires.
Adadi Mariam dates back to the 13th century and is still used today.
The exterior of the church.
UNESCO World Heritage sign at entrance to Tiya
Tiya contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae (an upright stone or slab with an inscribed or sculptured surface, used as a monument) most of which are difficult to decipher. They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture whose age has not yet been precisely determined.
Melka Kunture is a Palaeolithic site south of Addis. The archaeological record of Melka Kunture spans over 1.7 million years, up to historic times. It is under consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Ongoing excavation at Melka Kuntre.
The current church at the site of the original of the 13th century monastery founded by Saint Teklehaimanot. The church sits on a terrace between a cliff and a gorge formed by one of the tributaries of the Blue Nile.
The same photo processed as an oil painting.
A view of the gorge.
A view of the village built on the gorge.
The Portugese Bridge above the gorge.