Tozeur, Tunisia

The geometric brick designs of the houses in Tozeur are very similar to the age-old design motifs found on many Berber carpets. December 2000. Les motifs géométriques en brique des maisons de Tozeur ressemblent aux motifs anciens qu’on trouve sur beaucoup de tapis berbères. Décembre 2000.

Tunis

Tunis, Tunisia

There were many unemployed young men in Tunis. One revolution later, things may not have changed much. November 2008. Il y avait beaucoup de jeunes hommes sans emploi à Tunis. Une révolution plus tard, les choses n’ont peut-être pas beaucoup changé. Novembre 2008.

El Hamma

El Hamma, Tunisia

An inhabitant of the El Hamma oasis takes advantage of the water cooling system that is just outside of the town. The spring is said to be extremely hot. November 2000. Un habitant de l’oasis d’El Hamma tire parti du système de refroidissement des eaux qui est juste à l’extérieur de la ville. On dit…

Matmata, Tunisia

This woman is sitting in her troglodytic home in Matmata. I suspect she did not really live there but just spent the day in the cave to get some tourist money. November 2000. Cette femme est assise dans sa maison troglodytique de Matmata. Je pense qu’elle n’habitait pas vraiment là mais passait seulement la journée…

Medenine, Tunisia

Medenine is the major town in southeastern Tunisia. When you look at people in the street, you would never guess that the place was used as a shooting location for ‘Star Wars – episode 1’. November 2000. Médenine est la ville principale du sud-est de la Tunisie. Quand on regarde les gens dans la rue,…

Tunis, Tunisia

Souks in the Tunis medina are said to date back to the 13th century. You walk there to see a fantasized Orient that is certainly very far from the current economic situation. November 2008. On dit que les souks de la médina de Tunis datent du XIIIème siècle. On s’y promène pour retrouver un Orient…

Tozeur, Tunisia

Tozeur is an oasis in south west Tunisia, with a medina (old city) famous for its brickwork. Some scenes from « the English Patient » were filmed in a house close to this street in 1995. The area must have been busy at the time but everything was then back to desert silence. November 2000. Tozeur est…