PART RECREATION

Part of the sculpture on Mexico Square was used by Bekele Mekonnen, assistant professor and lead artist on the project, to create a replica of the whole.


PART RECREATION

Part of the sculpture on Mexico Square was used by Bekele Mekonnen, assistant professor and lead artist on the project, to create a replica of the whole. Presented at the compound of Addis Abeba University’s Ale School of Fine Arts & Design, the sculpture was unveiled on March 13, 2020. A discussion on art and preservation followed.


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Coffee Train

Tomoca Coffee has opened another outlet inside the La Gare Train Station and is converting an old train car into a café. Open in 1917, the train station is one of the attractions of the city. It will now be part of the La Gare Eagle Hills Project. The removal of the historical Buffet De La Gare inside the train station following the start of the construction had led to an outcry...


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NEW MESQEL SQUARE

A construction crew, equipment and materials still obscure the progress of the Mesqel Square project. Nonetheless, the fencing that once enveloped the construction site has largely been removed, and the crescent-shaped steps have been installed. Costing 2.5 billion Br, the project is one of many that attempt to rehabilitate parks, public spaces and rivers of Addis Abeba...


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SECONDHAND MARKET

A man hauls a sackful of secondhand clothes for sale in Addis Abeba in the area known as Mendida on the outskirts of the city. One of the origins of the supply chain for clothes sold in the informal market by vendors, these clothes are washed and dried before they are ironed out. After they are made to look fairly new, they are transported to the city centre for sale...