Ethiopia, September-October 2006
Roof, Ura Kidane Mihret, Lake Tana area. The shores and islands of Lake Tana, north and west of Bahir Dar, contain several churches hundreds of years old. Invariably plain on the outside, many have elaborately painted interiors. I believe the objects pictured are ostrich eggs, which I have also seen decorating the mosques of West Africa and may have some earlier significance.