Bahr Dar is also one of Ethiopia’s most attractive towns and as always, I pick something ordinary from the Bahr Dar city to give homage and to share the extraordinary I beheld in it with the world. While strolling through the wide palm-lined boulevards and gardens overflowing with endearing flora to Lake Tana’s dazzling shore, I could not help to notice the imaginatively fashioned benches, which are placed along the side of Bahr Dar’s street.
Benches which forced me to pause for a while…not to take a seat, rather to take good look at each one of them, gratify my sense of wonder and of course admire creation of art.I believe each bench embodies ETHIOPIA in its very own way. Let me start with benches that exemplify Ethiopia’s Animal Kingdom. Talking about Ethiopian wildlife, I would love to mention the fact that the beautiful mountain Nyala is one of Ethiopia’s many endemic wildlife species and Ethiopia is home to Walia Ibex.
This particular bench is embellished with an inspiring Amharic written quote from one of Ethiopians Kings and Legends Emperor Tewodros.
Welcome to Bahr Dar
have a seat!