Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Fasilides Bath, Gondar

One of the more beautiful structures from ancient Ethiopia is Fasilides Bath. It's a quaint, unassuming building centered in a bathing tank. Fasilides built the bath in the mid-1600s.

Time for a little reflection? James was lucky to see the bath filled with water, something Ethiopians do only once a year, for the Timket festival of Epiphany.


Bleachers set up for the festival, complete with sections painted in the colors of the Ethiopian flag. Plenty of over-grown patina, creating an ancient mood.

A look at the bath from the other side, the entrance to the building.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Meandering At The Washington DC Mall Monuments

You've got your Lincoln Memorial, a Washington monument, a few war remembrances. What else is at the Mall?

MLK, surveying the scene.


Photo-Op at the Tidal Basin. And time to listen to what the park ranger has to say about Jefferson.

Adding a little color to the marble background.


A (most important) man and his dog.

Teaching the next generation about the past.