Streetscape

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Wide, open, flat roads – whether dirt or tarmac – are the modus operandi in the south of Ethiopia.  The land is flatter and lower than in the north, and it seems the government has rolled out a fairly extensive program of works.  The streets are flooded with school students, who wear their uniform in a single block colour – in some towns it’s yellow, some green, some (like Konso) purple or blue.

It’s a vivid display of how rapidly town planning, and education, is becoming part of the cultural landscape here – built and lived.