LALIBELA [2008] PHOTOGRAPHED BY ATHINA KAZOLEA IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005
LALIBELA [2008] PHOTOGRAPHED BY ATHINA KAZOLEA IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005
LALIBELA [2002] PHOTOGRAPHED BY ATHINA KAZOLEA IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005
LALIBELA [2002] PHOTOGRAPHED BY ATHINA KAZOLEA IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005

[...IT IS NEITHER THE HIGHLANDS’ AMAZING SCENERY NOR THE SCENES, UNALTERED FOR MILLENNIA, OF A TOUGH BIBLICAL LIFE OF SUBSISTENCE WHICH PRODUCE ETHIOPIA’S MOST UNFORGETTABLE IMAGES. YES, TRAVELING HERE IS TOUGH. THE COUNTRY IS PEACEFUL, THERE IS NO VIOLENCE, THERE IS MINIMAL POLITICAL UPHEAVAL & NEGLIGIBLE CRIME. BUT THERE IS HEART-BREAKING POVERTY & DISEASE. WHAT AMAZES ME IN MY EVERY STEP HERE IS THAT AMONG ALL THIS POVERTY & DISEASE, WHICH HAS BEEN A CONSTANT IN ETHIOPIAN LIFE SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL, TREASURES OF ART & RITUAL TRADITIONS OF MEMORABLE ANTIQUITY ARE UNEARTHED. OUT OF THE POVERTY RISES A BLACK BYZANTIUM, WHOSE POPULATION SHOWS A DEEP ATTACHMENT TO THE CHRISTIAN CULTURE IT INHERITED IN LATE ANTIQUITY...]

/ EXCERPT FROM A TEXT BY ALEX MASSAVETAS. ENTIRE ARTICLE ONLY IN THE PRINTED EDITION OF SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005 / SHE HAS NO STRINGS APOLLO

LALIBELA ST GEORGE CHURCH [2001] PHOTOGRAPHED BY ATHINA KAZOLEA IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005
LALIBELA ST GEORGE CHURCH [2001] PHOTOGRAPHED BY ATHINA KAZOLEA IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005
TIGRAI [2009] & YEMREHANE CHRISTOS CHURCH [2007] PHOTOGRAPHED BY ATHINA KAZOLEA IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005
TIGRAI [2009] & YEMREHANE CHRISTOS CHURCH [2007] PHOTOGRAPHED BY ATHINA KAZOLEA IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE CHAPTER005