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September 8, 2018

LALIBELA

If you ever want to visit one of the oldest churches craved out of rock top-down, you can get ahead-start with these amazing facts about the stunning churches.

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Appearance

The visual potential of appearance is exploited to convey what the churches look like in real life and give the viewer a glimpse of the pilgrims life. To give it an authentic feel and show what the church looks and feels like in real life I’ve used real life Images such as one of the Lalibela churches and the local man reading bible in combination with graphic images such the church in the body.

Numbers

The visual potential of numbers is exploited to mainly convey the size of one of the churches and how many visitors it attracts annually. It’s visually representing the information about the population of the town, the size of one of the churches, numbers of visitors using a bar chart and its revenue and how many people visit the churches during one of the famous Ethiopian holidays.

Time

The visual potential of time is exploited to convey the construction years of all the 11 churches during King Lalibela reign. It’s visually representing the information about the construction of the churches but also provide history on what came before and after Lalibela to help draw an imaginary timeline and understand the context a little bit more.

Location

The visual potential of location is exploited to convey where in the world the churches of Lalibela are located. Provides information about the continent, country and town that the churches are in.

Relationship

The visual potential of relationship is exploited to convey to which group of Christianity do Lalibela churches belong to. Visually creating the relationship between Lalibela churches and Christianity. There’re different groups of Christianity and I wanted to point out to which group of Christianity Lalibela belongs to.