Eritrea: Medeber Fire Extinguished




Eritrea: Medeber Fire Extinguished



Software Translation from Italian



by Marilena Dolce | www. | Jan 16, 2019



In Eritrea, in Asmara, the fire in Medeber flared up last Sunday.



Medeber is safe.



The whole area of ​​Medeber, famous for being an outdoor “forge”, is not burnt.




A place with many small workshops where you work above all metal and where anything comes back as new.


In fact, the art of recycling is at home in Medeber.


Always when something breaks, you do not throw away. We go to Medeber.


The streets, as you leave the center towards Medeber, become dirt, bright red. Of the color of the iron of the earth. The same iron that many craftsmen work in their workshops at the former Caravanserai.



Once in the Casa delle Carovane, in fact, the convoys stopped before reaching the coast and the port of Massawa.



Medeber, today, is a place much loved by tourists, indicated by the guides. It is a unique place where sounds, smells, colors are mixed. Often in the name of red, earth, fire, berberè.



For this reason it was alarming to read that it no longer existed. That Medeber was destroyed. Fortunately it’s not like that.



Those who live nearby say that, unfortunately, small fires like the one on Sunday could happen. Working with fire is risky and the conditions of safety, while being outdoors, may be insufficient.



But it was not a “huge fire” that “destroyed one of the most beautiful historical monuments of Asmara”. The news was given by “Eritrean Press”.
The post reports a long work to try to extinguish the fire. Adding that the fire has destroyed “450 small businesses” and that Medeber is burned. The image that accompanies the words, however, is March 2009. A bit ‘dated to be chronicled.



Medeber, in fact, is fine. You can still work on it, as the images of this morning show. The fire did not destroy it by taking away the crafts that excels there.



Of course, the fire on Sunday can be an alarm bell, because Medeber has more security measures. It is one of Asmara’s many jewels and must not be lost.



Fortunately, this has not happened for now. With great happiness of those who love Asmara.