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.

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