photo manipulation Dire Dawa, ethiopia
by Architect and graphics designer Kaleab Matiwos
Dire Dawa is city in Harar region, Ethiopia. It is a commercial and industrial center located on the Addis Ababa–Djibouti railroad. Manufactures include processed meat, vegetable oil, textiles, and cement. There are also railroad workshops in the city. Dire Dawa was founded in 1902 when the railroad from Djibouti reached the area, and its growth has resulted largely from trade brought by the railroad.
in the above illustrated picture that express dire in one photo which is designed by Designer Kaleab Matiwos. As Dire Dawa has a rich wealth of pre-historic cave paintings some of which have achieved international recognition through the efforts of the French and American Geologists that have studied them several times in the last 75 years, while there are still other caves that have never been studied so far, those cave paints are inluded in the illustrated picture above in a futuristic way.
In the middle of the illustration Designer Kaleab included camels, peoples with different life style and culture also kefira market. Kefira is a traditional market place where one can see the colorful presentation of all people of the region in their cultural dresses. The presence of camels, donkeys, and the inevitable Gharris, two wheeled carts drown by a horse or a mule, gives it an aura of going back to medieval times.
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