Addis Merkato (1)

The Merkato in Addis Ababa is the largest open air market in Africa. It's rather chaotic, crowded, and dirty - not as elegant as the bazaars in Istanbul or Marrakesh. But it's a fascinating environment for street photography. Here are some pictures as we walked through the Merkato. Two more sets will follow tomorrow.

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There's lots of construction going on all over the country, with scaffolding made of thin eucalyptus trees.


The creamy white stuff is a cheese-like substance made by fermenting the root of the false banana fruit.

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This page contains a single entry by Victor Bloomfield published on February 2, 2014 11:35 AM.

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