Eritrea is a colourful country, not just because of its architecture or its landscapes, but also because of the women with their brightly coloured dresses. They make every street or village, every stretch of desert or local bus a feast for the eye. You can walk in an apparently remote area of the country and come across a woman in bright yellow, orange, green or blue. For the women themselves, their dresses are probably just normal clothes, but for the visitor, they become the aesthetic ingredients of a street scene.
Obviously, the markets are another place where these colours meet. Sitting behind their brightly coloured fruit, the marketwomen complete the scene with their decorated and carefully worn dresses. Wherever you go, they are a challenge for every photographer. Sometimes, you feel like taking pictures everywhere and of everyone, because while you are focusing on a woman with a deep blue dress, the next appears in the corner of your eye with a red one.
Dresses combine with brightly painted doors, with walls of houses, with other dresses and merge perfectly in landscapes. Fortunately, the sun was very cooperative and made the colours speak for themselves!
Around the World in 80 Clicks
Personal travel impressions both in words and images from Eritrean colours (Eritrea). Clicking on the pictures enlarges them and enables you to send the picture as a free e-card or download it for personal use, for instance, on your weblog. Or click on the map above to visit more places close to Eritrean colours. Read more about this site.