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    Harar (Ethiopia) is a magical place! See my Harar photo series.
    If you have only 12 days to finally visit Africa, you should perhaps focus on one place: let it be Harar, Ethiopia (July 2006).
    For centuries, until about 1860, it was an independent city at the borders of two different worlds: the Abbysinian mountains and the deserts stretching to the Red Sea coast. Trade and religious affairs (Muslim) must have alternated primacy during its history. As a holy city to Islam it feels as a surprisingly relaxed place. Tom Waits can not imagine the kind of dark yet exalted bars you find here at night. The size of the walled old city is at least half that of Jerusalem's old city. Most important the people are really open and the city is one of the world's few cities that within a few days demonstrate their very own distinct living atmosphere you'll never forget.
    (See also my friend Elmer's photos from this trip, where by change you can also see me on a photo.)

    okko109, Eric Lafforgue, GonsioR, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ˎ [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Wow again!

      You are welcome to add this to the pool at:


    2. CharlesFred 112 months ago | reply

      I totally agree with you about Harar (and surroundings). We spent a week there and could have stayed longer, the streets could not have been more colourful and we were very well looked after by the waiters in the hotel.
      Did you make any trips out to Babile, Dire Dawa, Jigjiga or other places?

    3. AsianViews 111 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I looked for Harar on flickr because I am currently reading "Remote People" by E. Waugh. It is illustrating to see such great capture.

    4. avp17 105 months ago | reply

      beautiful sense of time and place. great capture/slice of life shot.

    5. Colorado_Chris 98 months ago | reply

      This photo makes me want to go!

    6. binbirgezi 93 months ago | reply

      Great shot...

    7. gerrypopplestone 92 months ago | reply

      This is a fabulous picture. Ive takien the liberty of using a copy for an aqrticle on the water conflicts going on around Harar, on NowPublic. Many thanks. The photo may have my name underneath but I have it clear that it is not taken by me and I cleatrly added your name in the comments. That is the only way I camn do it, I'm afraid, on the NowPublic site.

    8. Sociolingo Africa 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, thanks for this great photo. I've used it to illustrate a post on SocioLingo Africa, with attribution. Here's the link: www.sociolingo.com/2010/11/cfp-human-rights-education-in-...

    9. travelagendanl 66 months ago | reply


      Just wanted to let you know that we used your photo in an article on our Dutch travel community www.travelagenda.nl. Of course a link back to your photo is included.
      You can find your photo and the article here:

      Thanks for sharing your great photo!


    10. Gatis.P 64 months ago | reply

      Many thanks for this image - it has been used in the description of the most outstanding Ethiopian landmarks by Wondermondo.

    11. GUIDEPACKER 59 months ago | reply

      Thank you for choosing creative commons license. This photo has been selected to be featured on www.guidepacker.com soon. The image will appear with a link to this Flickr page and you will be given credit for taking such a great picture.
      If you do not want your photo to be used on our travel website, please let us know!

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