Friday, November 9, 2012

Ethiopian Countryside

While in Ethiopia we saw some beautiful landscapes. The first three photos are from the drive from Addis Ababa to Mendida. The scenes reminded me of the Italian countryside.

These next four shots are from a walk we took last Saturday afternoon in the valley below the Cistercian monastery. The green field in the third photo is composed of teff, the grain from which injera, the Ethiopian "bread" (actually more like a crepe in texture), is made.

These last five photos were taken on Sunday at Ankober on our way back to Addis Ababa. The capital of the Ethiopian Empire was located at Ankober during the reign of Emperor Menelik II (1844-1913) before being moved to Addis Ababa. 2870 km = 1.78 miles above sea level - almost twice as high as Denver!

Left to right: Fr. Alexandre, Samson (our translator), Br. Michael Paul,
Fr. Herald, Fr. Jean, Fr. Dereje, Fr. Athanasius.

1 comment:

  1. Fr.
    You must have great lungs to be so high in the mountains. Know that you continue to be in my prayers and sufferings. The sufferings continue to come as I just spent 9 days in the hospital in Pittsburgh. As I have reflected on that I am blessed to be in a place where I have the opportunity to have health care. Fr. Harry keep up the good work and know that your friends back in St. Marys continue to pray.

    God Bless