The Imperial Palace in Ethiopia


Lance sitting near the Imperial palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  painting the nearby march when suddenly he felt jarring on his back four Ethiopian soldiers poking the nozzles of Kalashnikovs into him.

“We are arresting you for being a spy”

“If I were a spy I would be hiding behind the wall taking photographs”

“We are confiscating your painting equipment”

After much argument, letting them tear up the painting and handing over a $20 note, Lance was released.