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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Ethiopia
Aksum
St Mary of Zion Church
 The old church has green lattice windows.
Ethiopia
Aksum
St Mary of Zion Church
 The interioir of the old church.
Ethiopia
Aksum
St Mary of Zion Church
 Wall paintings in the old church.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Church of Abuna Aftse
 Painting on the outer wall of the church.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Church of Abuna Aftse
 Carvings of ibex, a south Arabian symbol.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Church of Abuna Aftse
 Window carved with Aksum cross.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Church of Abuna Aftse
 Book showing the birth of Jesus and the Three Wise Men.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Yeha Temple
 The Yeha Temple dates from the 5th century BC.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Yeha Temple
 The temple is made from perfectly fitted sandstone blocks.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Yeha Temple
 The temple is from Ethiopia's first capital and dates from 700 BC.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Yeha Temple
 Sabaean inscriptions, a South Arabian script.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
 The Grat Beal Gebri is a neolithic temple similar to ones in Yemen.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Debre Damo
 The table mountain houses a monastery at its top.
Ethiopia
Tigray
Debre Damo
 The entrance to the monastery is a 23m climb by rope.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 From above, Bet Giyorgis is in the shape of a Greek cross.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 The church has windows only on the upper level.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 The lower level of the church has false windows and Aksumite influence.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 Detail of the lower level with a door and false window.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 The church is 15m high and is dedicated to the patron saint of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 Detail of a carved window.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 Passageway leading down to the church entrance.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 The church is reached via a tunnel.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 The church is monolithic; the rock around it was excavated away.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 Church drum, used for the call to prayer.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 The ceiling of the church with a cross and windows providing light.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 The outer walls of the pit have many chambers carved into the rock.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 A chamber with the bones of pilgrims.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 Bet Medhane Alem is the largest rock hewn church in the world. It is proctected by a roof.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 The church has 34 columns making it resemble a Greek temple. It is 11.5m high and 33.5m long.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 Columns, windows on two levels and carvings.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 Aksumite style window.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 The interior is carpeted and has 40 columns.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 The ceiling and the monolithic columns.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 Painting of the crucifiction.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 One of the four ailes with church drums.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Maryam
 The East wall of Bet Maryam tells the story of the Crucifiction.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Beta Maryam
 Three windows symbolising the crucifiction of Jesus.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Maryam
 Window with a small opening above it dedicated to the repenting sinner crucified with Jesus.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Maryam
 The ceiling is covered with geometric paintings.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Maryam
 Carved columns.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Maryam
 Framed religious painting.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Maryam
 Indian influenced swastica window.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Meskel
 Carvings on the outer wall.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Tenagri
 The entrance to Bet Tenagri, a small church carved in the wall of the Bet Maryam pit.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Tenagri
 The carved ceiling contains arches.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Tenagri
 Paintings on canvas.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Mikael
 Tunnel leading to Bet Mikael.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Mikael
 Bet Mikael is set on a three stepped plynth.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Mikael
 View of Bet Mikael and its windows.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Mikael
 Delicately carved window.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Mikael
 The interior of Bet Mikael.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Golgotha
 Bet Golgotha is connected to Bet Mikael and has walls carved with saints.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Golgotha
 Saint carved on the wall.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 A large hewn rock called The Way to Heaven leads to the church.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 The church is surrounded by a moat-like ditch and was a fortress in the 7th century.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 View through a hole in the rock to the church facade with its Aksumite windows.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 Bet Gabriel-Rufael is unusual in Lalibela as it is entered over a bridge to its upper level.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 Two carved crosses on the bridge leading to the church entrance.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 The bridge joining the church to a series of tunnels and passages linking the South Eastern complex of churches.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 Aksumite style window.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 The interior is at different levels as it is actually two churches.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 Paintings, icons and prayer sticks.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
 Part of the connecting channels between churches.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Merkorios
 Carved area outside Bet Merkorios.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Merkorios
 Large icon of St George in his dragon killing pose in Bet Merkorios, a cave-like church carved into the rock.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Merkorios
 Faint fresco of the Three Wise Men dating from the 15th century.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Merkorios
 The church contains many paintings of St Abbo.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 Bet Amanuel is designed to resemble an Aksumite building.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 The door and windows are part of an elaborately carved building.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 Pool for baptisms.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 The entire structure is monolithic.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 Detail of the external wall of the church.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 The interior is decorated with bandings along the walls.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 Painting of pale blue-eyed Madonna and child.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 Columns, arches and the decorated ceiling. All are carved from the rock.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Abba Libanos
 Bet Abba Libanos has a facade made of stone slabs. The roof and floor are attached to the rock.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Abba Libanos
 A large crack over the entrance.
Ethiopia
Lalibela
 Many levelled walkways (South Eastern Group).
Finland
Helsinki
 The Sibelius Monument.
Finland
Helsinki
Seurasaari Island
 Typical Finnish house on the island, a folk and craft museum.
Finland
Helsinki
Seurasaari Island
 Raised wooden storage building.
Finland
Helsinki
Suomelinna Fort
 The walls of the fort.
Finland
Helsinki
Suomelinna Fort
 Church dating from 1854.
Finland
Helsinki
Suomelinna Fort
 Naval building.
Finland
Helsinki
Suomelinna Fort
 The walls of the fort at the sea front.
Finland
Porvoo
Johan Ludvig Runeberg House
 Photo and writing of Johan Ludvig Runeberg, who wrote the words to Finland's national anthem.
Finland
Turku
Sibelius Museum
 Music manuscripts by Jean Sibelius at the Sibelius Museum.
Finland
Turku
Sibelius Museum
 Violins.
Finland
Turku
Sibelius Museum
 The rare Monchord from France is played with a keyboard and a bow.
Finland
Turku
Luostarinmaki Museum
 The Luostarinmaki Museum is set in the former old part of Turku where the buildings are wooden.
Finland
Turku
Luostarinmaki Museum
 Wooden buildings.
Finland
Turku
Luostarinmaki Museum
 Sign of a book shop.
Finland
Turku
 Room in Qwensel House, the oldest wooden building in Turku.
Finland
Turku
Turku Castle
 Turku Castle was founded in 1280 and once guarded Finland's former capital.
Finland
Turku
Turku Castle
 The interior of the castle.
Finland
Turku
Turku Castle
 Thick stone walls and wooden balcony.
Finland
Turku
Turku Castle
 The church inside Turku Castle.
Finland
Turku
Turku Castle
 Doors and windows in the castle.
Finland
Turku
Forum Marinum
 1902 sailing ship from the Forum Marinum, a naval museum.
France
Paris
Arc de Triomphe
 The Arc de Triomphe was completed in 1836 and commemorates a victory by Napoleon.

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