Friday, 30 May 2014

Church Of St George (Bete Giorgis), Lalibela, Ethiopia

The most famous of the rock-carved churches in Lalibela is the church of St George. It's easy to see why the church rises to the top. St George is off by itself and features a beautiful, perfect cross as its roof.

Carved from one piece of rock? Yup. Done in the 12th century? Yup. Amazing feat? Double yup.

The church.

A couple of views from above. People for scale.

Patina detail.

St George from below and a peek inside. The church is two stories. Yes, all carved out of a single rock!

A corner at the base. Impressive.

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