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11/17/19 - Lalibella - Church of Saint George

In the afternoon we returned to the churches of Lalibella. Taking a different route we walked through the brush. Ahead was a what appeared to be a cross carved from the ground. Only as we approached could we see how deep the carving was. Our guide teased us. He told us we would have to descend using ropes. It was a serious drop, and neither of us was into mountaineering. As it turned out, there was a perfectly reasonable stairway down to the church floor.

Through the brush

Another great bird

The church

A view offering a better sense of the depth

The stairway down

Ground level below ground


A view from below

The church entrance

Old doorways

More of ground level


Interior artwork

Another doorway

Another view

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