The Lost Domain

Squeezed between the vast landmasses of the Sudan and Ethiopia, the mountains of Eritrea teeter on the edge of the Red Sea.
Its capital, perched amongst the rocks, was a blank canvas for the Italian modernist architects who designed it in the 1930s.  Their legacy is now a little faded but, perhaps, more delightful for it.
Its people, imbued with the culture of their Italian colonists, combine a love of coffee and patisserie with a traditional courtesy.  Old and young still walk la Passeggiatta down the main boulevard of Asmara on a Sunday evening, enjoying the balmy temperatures. 

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