BBC audio slideshow – Lalibela, surely one of the wonders of the world?

duckrabbit thinks Karoki Lewis makes a excellent traveling companion to one of the great wonders of the world, the rock hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia.

Rarely do slideshows give you a sense of ‘being there’; the audio more often than not tagged on as an afterthought. Not so here.

I lived in Ethiopia for a year, a year whose memory stretches out far beyond its time in days and one that still haunts everything I do, everything I feel and everything I stand for.  It is a country of contrasts, of mystery and wonder and of revelation. A country no Western mind could ever fully understand.

For many it is a tomb of suffering and despair, a biblical landscape plagued by biblical problems.

If you get the chance to go to Lalibella, go and then keep traveling North to the magnificent Axum, on the Eritrea border, where ancient stelae will burn your breath away.

Congratulations to Phil Coomes who produced this.


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Author — duckrabbit

duckrabbit is a production company formed by radio producer/journalist Benjamin Chesterton and photographer David White. We specialize in digital storytelling.

Discussion (2 Comments)

  1. No name says:

    Beautiful! Is all I can say.

  2. Mike Holley says:

    What a spectacular place. I’ve seen Lalibela in “eighth wonders of the world” lists but not really known anything about it. Thanks for sharing.

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