Friday photos

These photos are of the construction site next to my office in Addis — the quality isn’t that great, but I still think they’re interesting. Some observations on this site:

  1. progress is slow
  2. manual labor is substituted for capital-intensive technology wherever possible
  3. the scaffolding is made by hand on site
  4. there’s absolutely no protective gearĀ (no hard hats, no harnesses while hanging off the flimsy handmade scaffolding), and
  5. women are surprisingly well-represented (at least at this site).

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09 2012

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