Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest places, home to the amazing World Heritage Site of monolithic, rock-hewn churches dating back to the 12th c. Its an extraordinary spiritual and beautiful experience to see pilgrims and worshipers praying in these sacred churches.
The sacred gold cross of King Lalibela is brought out occasionally to administer healing powers to those in need.
Crossing the beautiful Lake Tana to visit the ancient Church of Azuwa Mariam near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Holy prayer text are written in the ancient liturgical language of ge'ez; a man on the side of the highway reading christian scripture.
...and here, in the Church of Azuwa Mariam, and ancient depiction of the ge'ez.
Market woman, Lalibela
Selling salt, brought by camels through the desert to the city of Lalibela.
Jesus at play, in the Church of Azuwa Mariam
Ethiopian kids at play; a cushion on wheels and an open highway.
Everywhere, kids are playing "circle", with a tire rim, an old rubber tire, a loop from an oil drum; anything that rolls.
At 11,000 ft in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia.
The Gelado Monkey, a.k.a. the Bleeding Heart Baboon, is a type of Old World Monkey found only in the mountains of Ethiopia.