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Archive for December, 2008



Gargoyle, Château d’Amboise, Amboise, Loir-et-Cher, France, July 2008

Published on December 17, 2008

Maison Carrée, Nîmes, France, July 2008

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The Maison Carrée (the French translates roughly as ‘square house’) is a Roman temple of the Imperial Cult, dedicated to the young heirs of M. Vipsanius Agrippa, but later converted to a Christian church, and now being restored (thus the scaffold covering on the right). It sits in a large square (formerly the Roman forum) […]


Meskel Fire #2, Meskel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2008

Published on December 15, 2008

Watching the Meskel fire, before heading off to local celebrations held by communities throughout the city.


House #2, Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2008

Published on December 14, 2008

House, Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2008

Published on December 13, 2008

Watchdog, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2008

Published on December 12, 2008

A dog just awakes from its nap in the middle of a cobblestone alley, in Addis Ababa. I took a couple photos of this serene-looking dog before I decided that I really wanted some eye contact, which I achieve by calling out to it “salaam, wusha. . . “* Well, it turns out that this […]


Winnowing, Bichena, Gojam, Ethiopia, November 2008

Published on December 9, 2008

A farmer winnows his chickpeas, on the road from Bichena to Bichena Gyorgis church.  In case you are unfamiliar with the process, after the stalks have been thoroughly beaten or trod upon by oxen (threshing), to break the seeds out of the pods and break them away from the remaining pods and stalks (the chaff), […]


Meskel Fire, Meskel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2008

Published on December 5, 2008

The culmination of the evening’s celebrations is the lighting of the huge pile of Meskel Flowers by the Patriarch and VIP guests. This year, the fire was a bit slow to take off, smoking and sparking before bursting into flame.


Meskel Light #2, Meskel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2008

Published on December 4, 2008

Pieta, Basilique Saint-Nazaire-et-Saint-Celse, Carcassonne, France, July 2008

Published on December 2, 2008



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