Today’s photo is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
I’ve been writing about our too-short visit to that city, combined with a few small pieces I’ve written about colonialism during my African travels. It weaves colonization, religious fanaticism, and folklore. It is certainly too long already, though not altogether boring. But some days I write all day and know that not every piece deserves to see the light of day, until it has made another journey, gained another insight, or tethered another connection to make it whole.
In other words, today is just another Manuscript Monday.
So in honor of today’s writing, here are a couple quickie photographs I took, while on a whirlwind tour around Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. It is a snap of Arat Kilo, a monument commemorating the independence of Ethiopia from then-fascist Italy.
Here’s a trivia question for you…
Do you recognize the statue on top of the monument? Do you know the name of this famous biblical figure, and how/why it is associated with Ethiopia?
No Googling! I have facts. I’m curious to read your guesses, your thoughts! Let me know in comments below.