After a long boat ride on Lake Tana, I stopped at the monastery of Mitsele Fasiladas. This priest stood on the steps of the church, at once dignified, proud, and reserved. Once the picture was taken, it was with a big smile that he greeted and observed the picture on my camera. Generous, he made me visited the centenary church and showed me with his cane the paintings and frescoes that remained intact.
These young farmers stood near the Blue Nile Falls. Their shadows against the light bring to the photo a timeless dimension.
If we had to retain some qualities of the Ethiopians, it would be pride and dignity. This monk was proud to pose with his cross in front of the camera. In the background, you can see the calm waters of Lake Tana.
Blue Nile falls
These children played very close to the majestic waterfall by jumping and cooling off with the waters of the Blue Nile. It is impossible to get nearer to it. Splashes of water would have made vain any attempt at photography.
The fisherman of lake Tana
The calm waters of Lake Tana in Ethiopia allow fishermen to use boats made of papyrus. Fragile, these ephemeral boats rarely live more than a few weeks.
After eight hours crossing Lake Tana, I had to go through this shed to access the neighboring village. A boy was walking right in front of me. I just waited for him to pass the door to take this shot that I find simple and geometric.