Harar unchanged: Inside Ethiopia’s timeless city of mosques
By James Jeffrey, for CNN
5 minute read
8:22 PM EDT, Sun April 5, 2015
Young guide —
Twelve-year-old Enas Fysel (left) poses with her friends in an alleyway before leading a tour of her neighborhood.
Streets of color —
Alleyways painted in cheerful pastel colors crisscross the old city.
Rimbaud's house —
This building is known as Arthur Rimbaud's house after the famous French poet who came to Harar. It was actually built by an Indian merchant on the site of an earlier house where Rimbaud apparently lived.
New gate —
Opened in 1933, the Harar Portal is the newest of the city's six portals -- hence it's car-friendly. The photograph on the gate is of Emir Abdullahi ibn Muhammad, the last of Harar's 72 emirs and Muslim leaders.
Decorated walls —
One of the Jugal's many alleyways is decorated in pastel-colored patterns.