Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia and the diplomatic centre of Africa, embodies a 130 years of development history that contributes to its current socio-spatial features. African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa grew from a settlement of an estimated 15,000 people in 1888 to more than 3.6 million in 2020. According to the Central Statistical Agency, the population is estimated to surpass 5 million in 2036. Public transportation is through public buses or blue and white share taxis, locally known as "blue donkeys". The taxis are usually minibuses that can sit at least twelve people.
This photo series presents some shots of the city center of this magnificent capital of East Africa with images of the city center in full transformation, modern architecture, public and green spaces in an urban atmosphere mixing street shops, shoe shiners stroller shoes, etc.