When Gondar was capital of Ethiopia, a number of visitors from Europe and other continents reached the city and returned home to tell with amazement what they had seen. At the end of the 17th Century a French diplomat described the great palaces of Gondar with rich decorations, beautiful carved furniture and the emperor's gold throne. More than 50 years later the Scotchman James Bruce came to Gonder where he lived several years.
Keeping an eye on the library, Fasiladas Palace. Gondar, Ethiopia. The Italians later came to town to take over. The British subsequently bombed them in WWII. The Italians also brought pasta and espresso machines, still here today.