Sunday, March 31, 2013

livin' and livin' in Ethiopia


I don't have many opportunities to photograph the daily life of average Ethiopian people or families.  It's always something I wish I could do more of.  This would require walking in Addis and this city is simply the worst place for walking. Although it's the only mode of transportation for most Ethiopians.  OK, so I could walk if I were more adventurous.  

While we were in Gonder we took horse drawn carts through the villages to get from one historical site to another and during these rides I snapped a few photos of what we saw.  Using a term coined by my wise 3 year old Addie during our time in Manila- "Everyone's just livin' and livin'".  Indeed

Homes
Making injera

 Market Day in Gonder
women selling onions
spices
the mattress and bed shop

4 comments:

hotpotdc said...

It's so interesting to see the similarities across countries, across continents. The only major difference I noticed between your photos and the scenes I see here is all of the women! Here there are no women to be seen on the street. Men are the vendors of everything, everywhere--even for women's underwear! I guess that says something about the different cultures.

The New Diplomats Wife said...

love the shot of the mattress shop and the little gonder cart!

Sara said...

yes, the mattress shops are everywhere here. I love the patterns on the beds!

Dani, that is amazing. The women do all the work in the villages. Usually the men are only responsible for their flocks and herds.

Heather P. said...

I love how you captured the people and day to day life in your photos. It's beautiful! And I love how adventurous your family is around the world ;). Miss you friend!