City of Mekelle in Ethiopia

I lived here on the second floor of Moringa Hotel
I lived here on the second floor of Moringa Hotel.
Moringa Hotel has a comfortable design
Moringa Hotel has a comfortable design.
Bar and restaurant are located on the ground floor of Moringa Hotel
Bar and restaurant are located on the ground floor of Moringa Hotel.
Main road in Mekelle, view from the intersection of this road with the Godena Mizer avenue
Main road in Mekelle, view from the intersection of this road with the Godena Mizer avenue.
People at the Godena Mizer avenue
People at the Godena Mizer avenue.
Woman walks along the house number 01.249 at the Godena Mizer avenue
Woman walks along the house number 01.249 at the Godena Mizer avenue.
Women in white coverings on the Godena Mizer avenue
Women in white coverings on the Godena Mizer avenue.
Seti Hotel
Seti Hotel.
Lucy Park
Lucy Park.
Wegagen Bank
Wegagen Bank.
Hatsey Yohannes Hotel
Hatsey Yohannes Hotel.
Auto rickshaws on the Godena Mussie street
Auto rickshaws on the Godena Mussie street.
Telephone booth is surrounded by the barbed wire
Telephone booth is surrounded by the barbed wire.
Road traffic on the one of the Mekelle streets
Road traffic on the one of the Mekelle streets.
The vodka with over 80 years of secrets
The vodka with over 80 years of secrets.
Ziena beauty salon
Ziena beauty salon.
There are plenty of the smiling people in the city
There are plenty of the smiling people in the city.
I am on the road to the city's post office
I am on the road to the city's post office.
Modern three storey building at Hawzen Adebabay
Modern three storey building at Hawzen Adebabay.
Mekelle zone post office at Hawzen Adebabay
Mekelle zone post office at Hawzen Adebabay.
A police woman at Hawzen Adebabay circle
A police woman at Hawzen Adebabay circle.
Monument at Hawzen Square
Monument at Hawzen Square.
View of the monument at the Hawzen square from bus stop
View of the monument at the Hawzen square from bus stop.
Hawzen monument
Hawzen monument.
One of the picturesque lanes in the city
One of the picturesque lanes in the city.
Street advertising board suggests to use condoms
Street advertising board suggests to use condoms.
Dashen Steel Factory advertisement near the entrance to the Enda Mariam Bugsa church
Dashen Steel Factory advertisement near the entrance to the Enda Mariam Bugsa church.
Square near the entrance to the Enda Mariam Bugsa church
Square near the entrance to the Enda Mariam Bugsa church.
Enda Mariam Bugsa church
Enda Mariam Bugsa church.
Believers in the courtyard of the Enda Mariam Bugsa church
Believers in the courtyard of the Enda Mariam Bugsa church.
Preacher and its audience in the courtyard of the Enda Mariam Bugsa church
Preacher and its audience in the courtyard of the Enda Mariam Bugsa church.
Believers pray near the wall of the Enda Mariam Bugsa church
Believers pray near the wall of the Enda Mariam Bugsa church.
Cross of the Enda Mariam Bugsa church is located on its roof
Cross of the Enda Mariam Bugsa church is located on its roof.
One can see the Hawelti Semaetat in the far distance
One can see the Hawelti Semaetat in the far distance.
Hawelti Semaetat view from the Enda Mariam Bugsa church
Hawelti Semaetat view from the Enda Mariam Bugsa church.
Mekelle Zone Post Office and Mekelle University Model Pharmacy
Mekelle Zone Post Office and Mekelle University Model Pharmacy.
Dental clinic on the street, which runs from the post office to the market
Dental clinic on the street, which runs from the post office to the market.
Huge palm trees decorate the street
Huge palm trees decorate the street.
We are close to the market
We are close to the market.
There are many vehicles on the street near the market
There are many vehicles on the street near the market.
We hired an auto rickshaw driver on this street
We hired an auto rickshaw driver on this street.
One of the intersections in the center of city
One of the intersections in the center of city.
Hawelti Semaetat monument
Hawelti Semaetat monument.
Euphorbia plants at Hawelti Semaetat
Euphorbia plants at Hawelti Semaetat.

The Martyrs Memorial is a place you should visit while you are staying in Mekelle. From a distance, this memorial to the victims of the Derg could be mistaken for the world's biggest golf ball and tee. From up close it's another story, with larger-than-life statues flanking the tower that illustrate the true cost of war. The domed building just to the north is a museum that exalts the successes and sacrifices made by the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) during the 1970s and '80s.

The Martyrs Monument is built for an everlasting commemoration of all the patriots who aimed and sacrificed their irreplaceable lives on behalf of their people for the sole reason of self-determination of Tigrian people and social liberties during the past seventeen years of blood struggle.

There is the Tigrai Centre of Martyrs Memorable Monument. This centre is working to be one of the best centres of research, tourism, development and recreational area in the horn of Africa. The main focus of this centre is to attract local and foreign tourists, to develop the green areas, to attract investors attention on the issues of income. There is also an art gallery, an amphitheatre, a childrengarden with recreational idea, a sport field, a modern library and a quality restaurant service.

Entrance to the Hawelti Semaetat memorial in the far distance
Entrance to the Hawelti Semaetat memorial in the far distance.
Hawelti Semaetat monument with the globe on its top
Hawelti Semaetat monument with the globe on its top.
This stairway leads to the Hawelti Semaetat monument
This stairway leads to the Hawelti Semaetat monument.
Hawelti Semaetat monument, T.P.L.F martyrs
Hawelti Semaetat monument, T.P.L.F martyrs.
Mekelle Memorial, TPLF martyrs
Mekelle Memorial, TPLF martyrs.
In the heart of the Mekelle memorial
In the heart of the Mekelle memorial.
Benches at the Mekelle memorial
Benches at the Mekelle memorial.
View of the city from the Mekelle memorial
View of the city from the Mekelle memorial.
View of the future stadium from the Mekelle memorial
View of the future stadium from the Mekelle memorial.
Five star hotel is under construction
Five star hotel is under construction.
This round building belongs to the Mekelle memorial complex
This round building belongs to the Mekelle memorial complex.
Statues of the long suffering martyrs at TPLF memorial
Statues of the long suffering martyrs at TPLF memorial.
One of the beautiful views from the Mekelle memorial
One of the beautiful views from the Mekelle memorial.
Mist covers the city in the morning
Mist covers the city in the morning.
Down view from the TPLF memorial
Down view from the TPLF memorial.
View of the TPLF memorial from the city's side
View of the TPLF memorial from the city's side.
Round modern building at Martyrs' Memorial Monument
Round modern building at Martyrs' Memorial Monument.
Martyrs' Memorial Monument
Martyrs' Memorial Monument.
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle III aircraft at Martyrs' Memorial Monument
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle III aircraft at Martyrs' Memorial Monument.
Martyrs' Memorial Monument and the Cessna 421 Golden Eagle III aircraft beside it
Martyrs' Memorial Monument and the Cessna 421 Golden Eagle III aircraft beside it.
Plant with smoking chimney in the far distance
Plant with smoking chimney in the far distance.
Martyrs' Memorial Monument view from the city
Martyrs' Memorial Monument view from the city.
Stadium is under construction
Stadium is under construction.
Future five star hotel is located near the stadium
Future five star hotel is located near the stadium.
Mosque
Mosque.
Miyk bar & restaurant
Miyk bar & restaurant.
A Catholic church in Mekelle
A Catholic church in Mekelle.
Entrance to the “Nativity of Mary” catholic church
Entrance to the “Nativity of Mary” catholic church.
“Nativity of Mary” catholic church
Nativity of Mary” catholic church.
The Government of the National Regional State of Tigray, Education Bureau
The Government of the National Regional State of Tigray, Education Bureau.
Young Ethiopian students
Young Ethiopian students.
Milano hotel
Milano hotel.
My friend is photographing the police woman, she is smiling
My friend is photographing the police woman, she is smiling.
Beautiful Ethiopian police woman at the entrance to Martyrs' Memorial Monument
Beautiful Ethiopian police woman at the entrance to Martyrs' Memorial Monument.
Euphorbia plant at Martyrs' Memorial Monument
Euphorbia plant at Martyrs' Memorial Monument.
This road leads to the city from Martyrs' Memorial Monument
This road leads to the city from Martyrs' Memorial Monument.
Two Ethiopian women and one girl walk along the wall of Martyrs' Memorial Monument
Two Ethiopian women and one girl walk along the wall of Martyrs' Memorial Monument.
Two Ethiopian women and one girl
Two Ethiopian women and one girl.
Smiling Ethiopian girl
Smiling Ethiopian girl.
Cute Ethiopian children, the photograph was taken close to the entrance to Martyrs' Memorial Monument
Cute Ethiopian children, the photograph was taken close to the entrance to Martyrs' Memorial Monument.
Me and the Ethiopian children in Mekelle
Me and the Ethiopian children in Mekelle.
Awash bank is located in the downtown
Awash bank is located in the downtown.
Ethiopian girls are on the street in downtown
Ethiopian girls are on the street in downtown.
Wow! These Ethiopian women have noticed me
Wow! These Ethiopian women have noticed me.
Beauties of the Mekelle city in Ethiopia
Beauties of the Mekelle city in Ethiopia.
Horse carriage on the street
Horse carriage on the street.
One of the Mekelle monuments
One of the Mekelle monuments.
Beautiful Ethiopian girls in Mekelle are laughing
Beautiful Ethiopian girls in Mekelle are laughing.