Sunday, November 4, 2012

Rock Hewn Church

I've been in Ethiopia again. This time there was time for visiting one of the famous Rock Hewn Churches.
The most famous and beautiful one in Ethiopia can be found in Lalibela. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to fly there. But, fortunately for me, there is one right around the corner of Addis Ababa.

 A monolithic church or rock-hewn church is a church made from a single block of stone. The churches are usually hewn into the ground or into the side of a hill or mountain and can be of comparable architectural complexity to constructed buildings.

 On the way up the hill to the church through Eucalyptus forests.
 Here it is. Isn't it beautiful? Unfortunately a large part of it was destroyed at the Italo-Ethiopian war in 1935-36.

 View of Addis Ababa.
 Maybe we should have taken a different car. ;-)

Wish you a wonderful Sunday evening.


The Old Maid said...

It seems you had a good trip Christine.:) Thank you for sharing! I am always curious of a new places and I have never been to Ethiopia so far.:)

Giac said...

Hell ochristine,
Thank you so much for the great pictures. Those ruins must be wonderful to see live and the view is beautiful. I hope the car didn't give you too much trouble.
Big hug,

MALINIK said...

Hi Christine,
thank you for sharing with us, very interesting.
The last picture makes me laugh :))

Ascension said...

Una preciosa excursion.....a pesar del problema con el coche jeje
Gracias por esas fantasticas fotografias y la informacion.
besitos ascension

Lady Jane said...

Nice place to visit. Yes by all means get a different vehicle.... LJ

Sans! said...

My housemate has been to Ethiopia and he said he had the best experience with coffee there. It was brewed over an open fire with people seated around it. The aroma of a boiling coffee was enough to exhilarate! :)

Must have been a lot of huffing and puffing that day with the car :).