|Is this the kind of thing you expect in Africa? (Dry, dusty, mud hut?)...|
|... how about this shopping center in the capital, Addis Ababa. This is Ethiopia too!|
Houses in Gilgel Beles
|Gojobet (Nest House)|
Used mostly by the Gumuz people. Built from wood with straw roofs.
|These types of houses were used by many groups of people. First the structure is made from small trees with a corrugated metal roof (see far house) then filled with a mixture of wet mud and straw (near house.)|
|Look closely and you’ll see the barbed wire fence is made from prickly tree branches. Electricity comes along a thin wire into the meter on the outside wall. The windows are corrugated metal.|
|Orthodox Christian church in the village.|
Ethiopia has a mix of religions and everyone I met seemed very tolerant of each other; the most commonly followed religions are Christianity and Islam.
|Village seen from the plane window on the way to Addis in the dry season.|
|Huge tower blocks being built using woodern scaffolding.|
|A view of Addis Ababa showing the modern and the corrigated iron shacks.|
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