The markets of Aksum, Ethiopia.

Been in Ethiopia for a month now and recently returned from the north. Aksum, which 2000 years ago, was the helm of an African empire, was where Queen Sheba reportedly comes from and where Christianity was introduced to Africa only 6 years after that willy Jew got whisked back up to Gods bosom, was wind swept, cobblestone street laden and full of life.

The main market of Aksum on its busy Saturday morning.
The main market of Aksum on its busy Saturday morning.

From inside a perfect little cafe in the market playing the BBC and pouring great coffee and a funky breakfast of pieces of ripped up bread soaked in hot pepper past then topped with scrambled eggs and serious yogurt (serious being still and very fermenting home brewed variety).
From inside a perfect little cafe in the market playing the BBC and pouring great coffee and a funky breakfast of pieces of ripped up bread soaked in hot pepper paste then topped with scrambled eggs and serious yogurt (serious being still and very fermented home brewed variety).
TukTuk mechanic after work.
TukTuk mechanic after work.
At this old cafe a man leans his head on a 2000 year old irrigation pillar that was left there by the Italians as they pillaged Aksums antiquities.
At this old cafe a man leans his head on a 2000 year old irrigation pillar that was left there by the Italians as they pillaged Aksums antiquities.
African sound system
African sound system
Tej, homemade honey wine at a Tej bar.
Tej, homemade honey wine at a Tej bar.
Tej bar patron.  Note the rebar with goatskin cane.
Tej bar patron. Note the rebar with goatskin cane.
from the tuktuk
from the tuktuk
Traditional Ethiopian greeting from a tuktuk
Traditional Ethiopian greeting from a tuktuk
Camel crossing.
Camel crossing.
Blind begger working his mojo.
Blind begger working his mojo.
Orthodox on the tele.
Orthodox on the tele.
These incredible mud molded injera container tops were gorgeous.
These incredible mud molded injera container tops were gorgeous.
Market scene of women selling their grains.
Market scene of women selling their grains.
Onto the animal market.
Onto the animal market.
Animal market.
Animal market.
Inter species harmony
Inter species harmony
Aksum back streets denizen
Aksum back streets denizen
Market
Market
Animal market
Animal market
Animal market
Animal market
Early morning market scene.
Early morning market scene.
Selling grains.
Selling grains.
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