Woohoo! Always extra-thrilled to add a new country to the collection, and doubly exciting because it's also a World Heritage site! Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town is the historic centre of Harar city in eastern Ethiopia. For centuries, Harar has been a major commercial centre, linked by trade routes through the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The walled city blends African and Islamic traditions, contributing to its unique urban character. Seen here is Feres Magala Square, or Horse Market, in a rainy season downpour.
Very special thanks to my friend Cat for this new country addition!
Stamps representing Menelik's Bushback, Tragelaphus seriptus meneliki, an endemic deer-like animal that lives in Ethiopia's highland forests.