Lost in Tunis

Urban Exploring & Streetphotography

The oldest Year plaque on a building in Tunis.

Many old buildings usually have a plaque with the year of  their construction. Specially those built during the Art deco / Art nouveau french colonial era in the early 1900ies. Those kind of plaques are rarely used after that period […]

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The hidden Sea Level Markers all around the Medina.

While roaming around the old Medina of Tunis, you may look around and above you to admire the medieval islamic architecture but you rarely think of looking down, to your ankle level. All around the medina’s streets there is some […]

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Inside the Russian Orthodox Church of Tunis.

The Russian Orthodox church in Tunis also called ‘Church of the Resurrection’  was built by the Russian community of Tunis in October 1953 by Russian architect Michel Kozmin. (ref wikipedia)   The building is a copy of the Church of the Intercession on the […]

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The Kitchy Art Deco buildings of Hafsiya

El Hafsiya used to be the jewish hood part of the old medina of Tunis. in the 1930ies , during the french colonial era, the hood was completely razed and re-built with some typical french colonial art deco style. Nowadays, […]

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Shoefiti or shoe tossing

Is it Street ART installation?  Gangs Territory marking? or just some bored people? When looking up while walking in some streets you can see some shoes hanging on the electric cables. This shoe tossing or Shoefiti (Shoes + graffiti) is undeniably a form […]

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FACES OF THE OLD TUNIS – PART II: Lion Heads –

up for some lion hunting in downtown? it seems like some architects have something with lion heads. but they seem even more harder to hunt than the human faces decorating downtown’s old buildings. . Share This:

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The Happy smiling streetart Tags by #JayedeTunis

  While driving around Tunis’s ring roads, you may notice some big and joyful character tagged on some walls or bridges. Usually the Character, who’s name is “Balbalz” according to his creator, doesn’t speak directly but his t-shirts does tell a […]

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Faces of the Old Tunis – Part I –

They are here, hidden in plain sight, watching us for more than a century, walking in downtown’s streets and no one seems to notice their presence. This is a first serie dedicated to those faces, heads, babies,.. that decorate some […]

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The luxurious kitsch and overladen decorated “Ksar Ezzahraa” Palace in the Medina.

This strange palace is located in the depth of the Medina of Tunis, in one of those small streets that you rarely passby by accident. It was closed and unknown for a long period then started with it’s new life […]

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An old colonial style appartement turned into a StreetArt gallery.

Usually tags and Street Art are on the walls in the streets and public locations right ? Not this time, this Tunisian artist has transformed his old colonial style appartement located in Tunis downtown, into a street art gallery with tags all […]

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