The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Lalibela

LalibelaThis gorgeous card comes from David in the Czech Republic and shows the UNESCO site of Lalibela in Ethiopia, famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Really beautiful! David tells me he loves to travel and I think its pretty awesome that he’s been to Ethiopia!

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A Priest of an Ethiopian Orthodox Church!

EthiopiaI feel so privileged to have received this card from Chitra in Ethiopia, covered in beautiful stamps on the back too! She tells me Ethiopia officially adopted Christianity in the 4th century and as a result there are many ancient and beautiful churches such as this one. She tells me the priest in the photo is holding up an Ethiopian cross and an old illustrated bible, written in Ye’ez (a now dead language). Wonderful card and so unique!

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