Somaliland http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/ Somaliland Laasqoray A beautiful ancient fort of mud walls decaying in an area contested between Somaliland and Puntland, Sanaag http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260189 51260189 Wejjale The border post between Ethiopia and Somaliland http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70324107 70324107 Mayd White desert beaches with an outstanding volcaninc backdrop http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260190 51260190 Nassan Hablood A noted geoogical feature near Hargeysa http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260191 51260191 Local breed Somaliland horses http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260192 51260192 Loaded Camels Against a typical Somaliland view http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260193 51260193 Fort Taleh Had twelve high fortress towers built in the time of Mohammed Abdellah Hassan, a nationalist who defied and four times defeated the British heavily. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260194 51260194 Reaching the sea http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260195 51260195 Ruins Ancient undated mosque in Abas. Precious little, if any archeological research has been done in the vast area. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260196 51260196 Ambassador Hotel A three star facility inHargysa for only 34 USD http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260197 51260197 Welcome! To a house in old hargeysa http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70324072 70324072 Ahmud A colorized photo from the twenties, the only one available online of Ahmud, ancient fotress town with nearly three hundred houses, still undated, unexcavated. A future archeological site of value. As it is, quite an attration in itself. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260198 51260198 Berbera An old town square http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260199 51260199 Berbera An air view http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260200 51260200 Berbera Unending beaches http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260201 51260201 Berbera A garden: give us a drop of water, we will grow anything! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260202 51260202 http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260203 51260203 Camels At a well http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260204 51260204 Being loaded For Saudi Arabia http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260205 51260205 DHL Burao Proud to present the finest DHL office on this planet http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260206 51260206 Mig Square An Hargeysa landmark. Downed during the liberation from the Mugadishu regime http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51260207 51260207 Berbera Sun Sunday beach life http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51265180 51265180 Hargeysa While Mogadishu and south Somalia were and partially still are, being pillaged, ravaged, since 1991 Somaliland has had time to rebuild itself http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51670090 51670090 Laas Geel near Hargeysa The Sistine Chapel of rock painting, discovered only in 2002, probably over 4500 years old. Perfect and multicoloured, stunning. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51265181 51265181 RAF air photogrph This photo, taken before the famed raid, shows clearly the twelve towers built around Taleex with the help of Emperor Lij Yiyasu of Ethiopia. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51670092 51670092 Bombardment Probably the only existing photo of the first heavy air raid in Africa. A British attack to evict the 'Mad Mullah' as they dubbed him, from Taleex, his main fortress. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51670093 51670093 A Mogadishu Mosque This print by an Enrico Cerulli book,the noted Italian Scholar, of an ancient Mosque represents what parts of the Somaliland forts still resemble today. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51670091 51670091 Somali National Museum Looted A photo by Moahmed A. Mohamed witnesses the loot of the Somali National Museum in Mogadishu. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=56602231 56602231 Sada as Student Sada Mire, Department Head with the Hargeisa Ministry of Culture and Tourism has started a programme in Somaliland with a future aim to help Somalia in general, too, to protect and promote its Heritage. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=56602092 56602092 Sada's Best discovery so far Dahmbalin, discovered in 2007, represents a very significant, extremely beautiful rock painting site, well worth a visit. Sada discovered and published it in 2007. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=56602093 56602093 Maduna, early medioeval? This site has not been dated yet. It is not different, in my eyes to some of the earliest Argobba settlements near Harer. This was a Mosque. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=56602094 56602094 Sada on the Daallo Mounts Somaliland, too, has some amazing peaks. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=56602095 56602095 Francesco and Sada As a State Representative, Sada recently met in Bahrain Francesco Bandarin, Head of the Unesco World Heritage Center for Culture. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=56602096 56602096 The Mullah's fort Biilt near Sheik in 1905, one of thirteen fortresses built by Mohamed Hasen http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016920 70016920 A Resting Place by the sea A tumb in Bender Siyyada, Sanaag http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016921 70016921 Batalale beach A fine beach in Berbera http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016922 70016922 From sea http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016923 70016923 Dhows Anchored in Berbera, a shipwreck in the distance http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016924 70016924 Old Customs, Berbera http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016925 70016925 Berth in dock http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016926 70016926 Wreck http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016927 70016927 Ethiopian or sacred Ibis Caught right in front of Berbera http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016928 70016928 Crossing The bay at Berbera port http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70324073 70324073 More untouched beaches http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016929 70016929 Burao Indodeero mosque http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016930 70016930 Too tall to hide Photo by Ali Hawar, from panoramio.com http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016931 70016931 http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016932 70016932 Ceerigaabo street http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016933 70016933 The tunnel above Ceerigaabo http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016934 70016934 Frankincense tree In Daalo. Apparently, born on a solid rock! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016935 70016935 Dust Invades Hargeisa, the capital. You had better respect the red, you may not see who is coming! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016936 70016936 Hegabo Mounts Towards the coast http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016937 70016937 Jebel Mara Teh crater lake seen from above http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016938 70016938 Lava Stops on the sea beaches http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016939 70016939 Ottoman administration Office block built around 1850 http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016940 70016940 Falls On Mount Sheik slopes http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016941 70016941 Calm seas http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016942 70016942 Mount Sheik pass Not just beaches and historical sites. Green mountains! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70016943 70016943