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NOVEMBER 26, 2007

Fasil's Palace - The Royal Enclosure



In the heart of Gondar lies Fasil's Palace and the Royal Enclosure, 6 fortified castles surrounded by turretted walls and a series of smaller outbuildings including a lion's cage - in use since the 1700's

Main Streen - Gondar, EthiopiaMain Streen - Gondar, Ethiopia

The Royal ArchiveThe Royal Archive

The Royal Archive

The Royal Archive

The Royal Archive

The Royal Archive

The Royal ArchiveThe Royal Archive

Fasilida's Palace - 1640Fasilida's Palace - 1640

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace - Royal BalconyFasilida's Palace - Royal Balcony

Fasilida's Palace - Royal PrisonFasilida's Palace - Royal Prison

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace - Stone Water CisternFasilida's Palace - Stone Water Cistern

Fasilida's Palace

Fasilida's Palace

The Hidden Steps of Isayu's PalaceThe Hidden Steps of Isayu's Palace

Isayu's PalaceIsayu's Palace

A Small Castle - Built to test the building materials and stylesA Small Castle - Built to test the building materials and styles

Isayu's PalaceIsayu's Palace

Isayu's Palace

Isayu's Palace

Donna - Hanging with some Ethiopian StudentsDonna - Hanging with some Ethiopian Students

Isayu's Palace

Fasil's Palace

Fortified Windows in Fasil's Palace

Fasil's Palace - Ruins

Fasil's Palace

Fasil's Palace

The Lion Cage - Room for 10 Lions plus cubsThe Lion Cage - Room for 10 Lions plus cubs

Yohannis' PalaceYohannis' Palace

The Royal Concert Hall

A Cow's Horn coat hook - set into the stone wallA Cow's Horn coat hook - set into the stone wall

The Royal SaunaThe Royal Sauna

A Queen's PalaceA Queen's Palace

Bukafa's Banquet Hall - 1700'sBukafa's Banquet Hall - 1700's

Bukafa's Banquet Hall - 1700's

Bukafa's Banquet Hall - 1700's

Bukafa's Banquet Hall - 1700's

     
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What amazing examples of free stone masonry. No wonder you were fascinated

Theresa - 12 December, 2007

 
     
     
 

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