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“Shrine #4, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 17, 2009

Shrine #3, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

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Shrine #2, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 15, 2009

A simpler form of shrine to the deceased saints is a rock-pile over the grave, often, though not always, at the base of one of the grand sycamore trees that, as elsewhere in Ethiopia, mark important cult and political sites. This week: shrines in Harar.


Shrine #1, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 14, 2009

Harar is a Sufi area, and the old town and surrounding area is full of shrines to the local saints–over 300 of them, apparently. This one is on a central street, colorfully painted, and with two places for offerings and the burning of incense.


Nure Coffee Roastery #5, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 11, 2009

Freshly roasted beans still hot from the roasting are left to stir and cool off before being moved to bins.


Nure Coffee Roastery #4, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 10, 2009

Beans spilling out of the roaster at the Nure coffee roastery in Harar, Ethiopia.


Nure Coffee Roastery #3, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 9, 2009

Two of the different levels of roast at the Nure coffee roastery in Harar, Ethiopia.


Nure Coffee Roastery #2, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 8, 2009

In the Nure coffee roastery, Harar, Ethiopia.


Nure Coffee Roastery #1, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 7, 2009

An employee scoops freshly roasted beans at the Nure coffee roastery in Harar, Ethiopia.


Woman in Street #5, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Published on December 4, 2009



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