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Archive for January, 2009



Diane Varner’s Daily Walks

Published on January 30, 2009

Diane Varner’s Daily Walks is a great collection of really high-quality photography. I am consistently impressed by the depth of mood that she manages to put into her photos, like the image above, which appears almost fantastical, while representing a real scene. Highly recommended.


Priest, Timkat (Epiphany), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

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A priest escorts the tabot to the Timkat ceremonies at Jan Meda ffield, Addis Ababa.


Procession #2, Timkat (Epiphany), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Published on January 29, 2009

One of the tabot from the Timkat procession before the ceremony.


Procession, Timkat (Epiphany), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Published on January 27, 2009

Near the beginning of the Timkat (Epiphany) procession, the priests accompanying the tabot (a replica of the Tablets of the Law, said to be the contents of the Ark of the Covenant), which is carried covered, over the head of the priest on the left edge of the image, pause to wait for the tabot […]


Drummer, Timkat (Epiphany), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Published on January 26, 2009

Timkat (Epiphany) is a three-day festival, when all the tabot (replicas of the ten commandments tablets, said to be stored in the Ark of the Covenant) are paraded to a source of water, which is blessed for symbolic re-baptism.  Here, a drummer beats out a merry beat as the parade accompanying the tabot goes from […]


Obamicons!

Published on January 24, 2009

Make your own ‘HOPE’-style poster at Obamicon. None of my photos worked out great–it seems to be a portrait-style thing.


Portrait, Pushkin Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Published on January 23, 2009

Racing #2, Leddet (Ethiopian Christmas), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Published on January 21, 2009

Another racer at the Leddet games in Jan Meda.


Racing, Leddet (Ethiopian Christmas), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Published on January 20, 2009

Horse racing is one of the traditional games during Leddet, the Ethiopian celebration of Christmas.


Head-dress, Leddet (Ethiopian Christmas), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Published on January 19, 2009

A man wears a traditional Oromo cultural head-dress (in former times, made from the mane of a lion–since lions were hunted out in Ethiopia, perhaps more likely horse hair) at the Leddet games in Jan Meda field, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.




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