Addis Ababa Restaurant
The Addis Ababa Restaurant in Silver Spring is named for Ethiopia’s capital city. The name means “New Flower” in Amharic. The city, home to more than 3 million, was founded in 1886. The site of Addis Ababa was chosen by Empress Taylu Beful and established by her husband Emperor Menelik II.
The Addis Ababa restaurant has several murals and lamps that feature historical and cultural features from Ethiopia.
Angel reproduction from the ceiling of the Debre Birhan Selassie church in Godar, Ethiopia
The inside of Addis Ababa restaurant includes a number of lamps that depict angel reproductions of the angel paintings on the ceiling of Debre Birhan Selassie church in Gondar, Ethiopia. The church was built by Emperor Eyasu II in the 17th Century and rebuilt in the 19th century.
Queen of Sheba and King Solomon
The restaurant also has a painting of the legendary Queen of Sheba with King Solomon of Israel.
Contributed by Brenda Randolph 9/29/15
Photo credits: Brenda Randolph