ETHIOPIA...Gondar to Find Prester John


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October 2nd 2011
Published: October 2nd 2011
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ETHIOPIA...Gondar to Find Prester John. I saw an old woman resting by the roadside on the mountain overlooking Addis Ababa...her massive load of sticks awaiting return to her back. Her face etched with a life of endurance and experience. So I asked her where to find Prester John. "Those days are long gone" she said looking down and spitting to confirm the point. Ping...brain engaged. "Long ... Read Full Entry



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WALL TURRETWALL TURRET
WALL TURRET

Fasiladas's Bath
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PREPARING FOR TIMKET

Eucalyptus seating stands at Fasiladas's Bath
THE BANYON GATETHE BANYON GATE
THE BANYON GATE

Fasiladas's Bath
FACES OF ANGELSFACES OF ANGELS
FACES OF ANGELS

The ceiling of Debre Birhan Selassie Church
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ST GEBRE MANFUS KIDDUS

Allowed a dying bird to drink from his eye... usually clad in fur with animals in attendance
ST GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGONST GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON
ST GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON

Ethiopia's patron saint
THE PRIESTTHE PRIEST
THE PRIEST

Looked to the south-east towards Lake Tana
THE PRIESTTHE PRIEST
THE PRIEST

Debre Birhan Selassie Church, Gondar



20th October 2011

I could tell by the eyes...
In those 2 short paragraphs you really gave an insight into Prester John a man of vision especially on past events. The last 2 para drew me in & expressed a story on its own!
22nd October 2011

THANK YOU COLIN
As you are an esteemed writer your comments are much appreciated. More to come...more to discover the allure that is Ethiopia.
21st October 2011

I'm a convert
I'm sold -I think he was Prester John. Well penned story David, it put a smile on my dial...
22nd October 2011

THANK YOU LAILA
The smile that launched a thousand ships...or was it a thousand camels?
24th November 2011

Delightful
Dear Dancing Dave and Mrs. Hooper! Splendid blog! Beautiful photographs! Great fun! Thank you very much indeed! :)
24th November 2011

THANK YOU ALEMAYEHU
Thank you for commenting and enjoying my Gondar to find Prester John blog. I hope you enjoy my other Ethiopia blogs.

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