"THE PRIEST’S UMBRELLA" Top 5 Page for this destination Addis Ababa Favorite Tip by DAO

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  Hmmm... only 200 more to look at.
by DAO
  • Hmmm... only 200 more to look at. - Addis Ababa
      Hmmm... only 200 more to look at.
    by DAO
  • - Addis Ababa
  • - Addis Ababa
  • - Addis Ababa
  • - Addis Ababa

Favorite thing:
I came across this colourful and interesting scene in the Entoto Mountains above Addis Ababa. Emperor Menelik II founded a large church up here before going on to create the capital of Addis Ababa. It’s a very important church for Orthodox Christians and the priests hold large ceremonial processions here and in Addis itself. The priest (draped in yellow) is trying to choose a ceremonial umbrella that is to his liking. He is assisted by another member of the church. I watch the priest try just about every umbrella over several hours. When I left he was still out there trying umbrellas!

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  • Updated Jun 21, 2012
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