I was camera happy the entire time. It was as if we had walked into history come alive again. We had come to Lalibela two days before Ethiopian Christmas. Thousands of pilgrims had made the trek to Lalibela to spend Christmas worshiping in the churches. I had been nervous about the crowds but seeing the Ethiopians using these ancient churches just as they had for eternity was absolutely fascinating. The people made the churches come to life.
All the photos in this post are of the most famous church, St. George (supposedly dug from the stone by King Lalibela with the help of angles), both from above and then at the base of the church in the ravine.