The Gonder Castle

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We'll have to leave the wonderful folks of Gonder for just a bit to have a quick tour of the castle and it's several outbuildings. Or, as the self-appointed archeologists call it “the royal enclosure.”

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Gonder is in the northwestern part of Ethiopia and best know for it's medieval-like castle. But I found the people in the streets most fascinating.

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There is a large conservation area surrounding the famous crater located just next door to the Serengeti.

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We haven't got to the crater yet; I just want to share with you some of the beauty on route.

Rock Lions, Serengeti

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There are some beautiful places on the Serengeti. Sometimes those places are deserted. But sometimes there are lovely beasts hanging out in unexpected places.We suspect that these two had escaped from the pride to have, well, some time together. My suspicion is that there will be some little lion cubs running around the Serengeti this summer.

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As my suspected time on this mysterious continent winds down, I hope to gather a few thoughts and images in this piece. Frankly, I just don't know where else to store the photos, so they might as well be here.

This image from a museum in Tanzania catches the sad history of this place.

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About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."


The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.


The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.