I love it when Bahir Dar tries to spruce up a bit. It makes me happy to see the people and government in town make an effort to present BD’s best face as well as give citizens an outlet for creativity. The benches of Bahir Dar are a perfect example of this.
A few months back, before the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Celebration, Bahir Dar starting installing concrete benches along one of the main drags. I thought they were just extra seating space to accommodate the out-of-towners heading to the city for the festivities, but, slowly, local artists started carving and painting the drab, grey benches, creating lovely little works of art.
Below is a photo gallery of some of the benches. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.