Sunday, 14 February 2010


Gondar was the Ethiopian capital for 200 years in 17-18th century. The imperial city is now protected by Unesco since 1979. It is made of several castles and palaces built between 1632 and 1770. The castle of Fasiledes is the most impressive one, it was built between 1632 and 1667. It is impregnated with Indian, Portuguese and Morie architecture.

           Gabriele tasting a typical local fresh juice made of Pineapple, Mango and Avocado.... Delicious!
                               In Gondar you can find some left overs from the Italian period.
                               This bar is a good example, nothing has changed in over 50 years,
                               it is like a museum. Great atmosphere!
                       Me connecting to Internet in Gondar's "fastest" Internet cafe in order to update
                       you guys on the blog. It took one and a half hour to send 15 photos....
                      Couldn't resist that one... This box wine was next to my breakfast table at the hotel...

1 comment:

Parag said...

Gondar is some religious place I tell you.This capital city Ethiopia was a vigorous and key centre for religious learning.Its painting and music,dance and poetry,together with skilled instruction in these and many other disciplines, thrived for more than two hundred years.
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