Saturday, 1 October 2016

The wedding crasher

I stumbled on a traditional Ethiopian wedding while I was visiting the northern city of Axum. Sometimes Ethiopians aren't keen to be photographed but in this case I was allowed to tag along and take pictures. I was even dragged into a few of the official wedding photos. 
Weddings are a big deal here. This one involved fabulous costumes, a band playing drums and flutes made from lengths of steel pipe, parasols, lots of singing, clapping and dancing, and a carriage drawn by a white horse. This was one of five wedding parties I bumped into during one day in Axum. 

Young wedding guests pose for a photo

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