danakil

Ethiopia’s blue volcano burns deadly sulphuric gas | New Scientist

“It’s a volcano, but not as we know it. This cerulean eruption takes place in the Danakil Depression, a low-lying plain in Ethiopia. The volcano’s lava is the usual orange-red – the blue comes from flames produced when escaping sulphuric gases burn.”

Getting close enough for the photo made the photographer’s skin peel and left his clothes reeking of rotten eggs for weeks, plus it ruined his camera, but he said it was worth it for the shot. I’d say so. 

Wooden mosque in Asaita area, Danakil, Ethiopia

This mosque made only with wood is in the area of Assiata, in Afar territory, in Ethiopia. I only saw two mosques like this in Danakil. The minaret is also in wood, and at the top, the moon also! Most of the visitors are afar people who are nomads and pass in this place when they wander with their camels.

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Rashaida Tribe Woman Near Massawa, Eritrea by Eric Lafforgue Photography
Via Flickr:
The Rashaida tribe came to Eritrea from Saudi Arabia about 200 years ago, they live in the desert along the coastline of the Red Sea, are muslim, and their homeland extends from Massawa, Eritrea, to Port Sudan, Sudan; they are nomadic, the men are excellent camel traders and some even go to Emirates to take care of the rich people’s animals; Rashaida women always wear veils to cover their nose and their mouth, but not the hair, Rashaida live in isolated communities, preferring not to live with people of other tribes.


@ ethiopia-and-eritrea Agree with your note and made the needed changes from Eric Lafforgue comment. Thanks for pointing it out.