Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Face of the Week #9 A noble face

When our first child was a few months old Barry was part of a team that went on expedition with John Blashford-Snell to Ethiopia for two months. They were the first men to traverse the whole of the Upper Reaches of the Blue Nile.
The team spent their time in wild country and the people they met had never seen white men before. Though there were armed bandits in the bush the villagers they met were extremely hospitable and the team medics were able to treat some of their ailments.
On his return, complete with some unwelcome intestinal bugs, Barry brought back this lady for my parents. She lived with them until their death and now occupies one of our walls. I think she is beautiful.
Thanks go to Sistertex from 'Spacial Peepol' who organises and hosts this entertaining meme. Click here to see more - and perhaps join in?

7 comments:

  1. That is an amazing face from an amazing place.

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  2. Wow I really love this. She is a beauty that for sure and the story that goes with it is excellent. Well done my friend :)

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  3. This is such a treasure! What a beautiful image!

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  4. She is truly beautiful and steeped in history. What a wonderful piece of your history you shared along with such an amazing face. Thank you so much. I appreciate you participating in 'Face of the Week" it is really great fun being able to see such a variety of faces! Have a great week!

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  5. She certainly is beautiful and an amazing memento of what sounds like a fascinating trip to Ethiopia.

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  6. I does look noble. Thanks for the story.

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  7. What a beautiful face this lady has! Very interesting story as well. Have a great day.

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