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Archive for November, 2009



The Coke Shop #2, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on November 27, 2009

Coke and other Coca-Cola branded bottles for re-use, inside the bottle distributor in Harar.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Published on November 26, 2009

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers, and especially my family and friends back in the States, most of whom I have not seen in over a year. I am looking forward to returning to California over the holidays (23rd December to 12th January), and will hope to see you then. Also to […]


The Coke Shop, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

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A young boy pauses from sweeping dust off the porch of the highly-branded local distributor, long enough to have his photo taken. See also an earlier photo, in my cats series, at this same location: All this week: Coke ads in Harar.


Coke Ads, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on November 25, 2009

—– Suggestive and sexualized coke advertising, in the form of this poster, is all over the city of Harar. All this week: Coke ads in Harar.


“Follow me for refreshment” #2, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on November 24, 2009

A woman covers her head as she walks through the exhaust from the cola truck. Whether due to the exhaust or the camera, I cannot say. —– Incongruous Coca-Cola advertising in Harar, a elsewhere in Ethiopia, is an ommnipresent aspect of the landscape. To see such a colorful and professional vehicle, among plain and run-down […]


“Follow me for refreshment” #1, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on November 23, 2009

Two children play next to the Coca-Cola truck, parked in the street market of Harar. The coca-cola truck drives off in a cloud of its own exhaust. —– Incongruous Coca-Cola advertising in Harar, a elsewhere in Ethiopia, is an ommnipresent aspect of the landscape. To see such a colorful and professional vehicle, among plain and […]


Street Market, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on November 20, 2009

A busy street market stretches from outside of the the Jubol, the old walled city, inside, through one of Harar’s gates.


Street Seller, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009″

Published on November 19, 2009

A typical small spice seller sets up alongside the street in Harar.


Window, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on November 18, 2009

Hyena Feeding, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on November 17, 2009

The people of Harar have traditionally had a special relationship with hyenas, which, in addition to their role as scavengers, are believed to be able to carry off evil spirits by passing near a person so affected. The feeding of hyenas is carried out at two sites currently; one, the more popular with tourists, is […]




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