Thursday, September 29, 2011

Travel Photo Thursday: Ethiopia Market.


Welcome to this week's Travel Photo Thursday. Ethiopia just has to be one of our most interesting and exciting travel destinations. Check out these photos.
Traditional market in Sanbete, Ethiopia.

A fascinating market where Oromo and Amhara tribes people trade livestock.  The woman are dressed in the most striking very bright colours on black backgrounds. My wife reckoned that tribes men were getting upset because I was so fascinated by their women's dress style. That goes with the territory for me, being a custom shoe designer and maker I am always interested in women's wear. Sometimes I forget you can get your head chopped off in these parts if you show too much attention to their women. Our innocent looking just isn't appreciated. You will see what I mean by their colourful dress being so attention getting.

Local shoe market.



You can admire these beauties as long as you like!


Camel at Sanbete Market.
All photos by Jim McIntosh.

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18 comments:

Markyramone said...

colorful clothes and whoa the shoes aplenty. Love the photos of the camel, haven't seen one of those, myself in person.

Muza-chan said...

Lovely photos, so colorful!

Denise said...

beautiful photos. I keep hearing really good things about Ethiopia and now I must say I'm intrigued.

Julia said...

You;re right Jim, great colours. Now, you just watch that head of yours. I'm sure it looks much more pleasant attached to your body! :)

RyukyuMike said...

Great shots, Jim, That last camel looks like he came right up and kissed your lens!

Reiza said...

Oh wow, the photos bring back memories. They're lovely! Have you you been to Harar, as well? The market in the Old City are just one of its kind, with camel heads at the side of the alleys and flocks and flocks of hawks waiting for spare meat. It's a fantastic sight.

JIM said...

Really interesting Could not believe the shoes lol It is fascinating to see a culture so different then what I am used to. Thanks Jim

Cheryl said...

Very nice photos. I'd love to walk through one of these markets.

Man said...

Timely post. I just so happen to be in the market for a camel, a goat, shoes, and some string. :)

Jan said...

So awesome that because of you I get to travel the world. These are fantastic. <3

Debbie said...

Love the colors so bright.. I enjoy seeing your photos, they allow me to go places that I'd probably never see otherwise...

Thanks for Sharing

Deb

Jim said...

Hi Marky, Lots of camels in Ethiopia. They make great subjects for photography.

Jim said...

Hi Denise, there is so much history, ancient sites, old rock cut churches, diverse range of tribes and culture to make Ethiopia one of the world's top travel destinations. You will love it.

Jim said...

Hi Denise, there is so much history, ancient sites, old rock cut churches, diverse range of tribes and culture to make Ethiopia one of the world's top travel destinations. You will love it.

Jim said...

Thanks Julia. Kay came up to me and warned me what was happening. But as you can see, the dark skinned women in that fantastically coloured clothing were very striking to look at. You can see the photos were all taken discretely as none of them are looking at the camera.

Sabrina said...

The camels are too cute! And I love the colorful garments everywhere in the pictures.

Nancie said...

Stunning shots Jim. I've never really considered Ethiopia as a place I wanted to travel to. Your shots are making me think differently.

insidejourneys said...

Love markets. They say so much about a place. Nice shots of the camels.