Lalibela Within The Frame
March 30th, 2011

Lalibela Within The Frame

For our first Within The Frame photographic adventure of 2012, David duChemin and I have decided to head to Lalibela, Ethiopia, along with more than 50,000 pilgrims, for Orthodox Christmas.

Celebrations will include open-air sermons by monks, candlelight prayer, singing and dancing. At midnight on January 7th, there will be a large candlelight celebration in the seemingly biblical setting of these medieval monolithic churches, carved of stone below ground level and connected to one another by a maze of tunnels and passages.

After Lalibela we’ll fly to Bahir Dar on the shore of Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia and source of the Blue Nile. In addition to the 20 island monasteries, with their monks, beautiful paintings and coffee plants, the lake is home to many birds, hippos and traditional papyrus reed boats, called tankwas, that sail the lake and are very similar to the boats of ancient Egypt that have been found in the tombs of the Pharaohs.

For the itinerary, details, etc., please visit the Lalibela Within The Frame mini-site by clicking here. Email David and me for any questions and/or to receive an application.

PS – We still have one spot available for this autumn’s Oaxaca Within The Frame photographic adventure. If you’re interested in joining us for the the Day of the Dead celebrations, then please click here for the itinerary, details, etc.

6 Responses to “Lalibela Within The Frame”

  1. Rowan Sims says:

    Oh man I want to come on this so bad! I wanted to visit Lalibela when I was in Ethiopia a couple of years ago, but I never made it unfortunately. Glad I’ve got time to talk my wife into letting me come :)

  2. Joseph says:

    Ditto what Rowan said… about having time to talk our wives into letting us go. I’m in.

  3. Beate Dalbec says:

    Oh wow! That sounds like a great trip!

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