Asmara 2007

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Over 2000 pictures of Asmara, all taken in 2007, intended to show the city's architectural richness, the state of degradation brought about by the past political earthquakes and, overall, what has been done and what is in progress to try - amid great difficulties - to restore its pristine splendor. Nor have the most recent buildings been neglected in this photographic promenade which has shown that the Eritreans are well on the way to make their Capital City the best jewel of its kind in the African Continent.
An additional note: a great effort has been expended in trying to bring Asmara to its original splendor, both from the Government and from the population. Hence, since 2007, many of those spoiled and apparently forsaken buildings seen in the pictures have been restructured and embellished. A few buildings - architecturally the most prominent - cannot be photographed for security restrictions and so do not appear in this archive. These restrictions did non facilitate this work; some apparent redundancy is intentional as the pictures are meant to evidence architectural details rather that whole structures.

The pictures, resized for the web, are contained in a single .zip file free to download.

Note: Asmara is now (2018) under the patronage of UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization)

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