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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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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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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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Rue Lenine – The Street Art Open Air Gallery in Tunis Downtown

Rue Lenine is a street in downtown Tunis that became a real Street Art open air gallery. First it began with the Whatever Saloon then the Tag store café , 2 coffee shops that soon became the HQ for many underground […]

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“Streetman” the Mysterious Tunisian Tagger

Early 2016, a mysterious character, shaped like the traditional Tunisian wrought iron,  was tagged in various walls around Tunis, asking simple questions. The places and the questions often weren’t that innocent nor fortuitous. Some are politically engaged or related to […]

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Celebrations of the Mawlid

To celebrate the Mawled ( Birth of the Prophet) some zewya organize a Kharja, mystical singing, lot of encens and celebrations in the streets of the medina. Many Tunisians join to celebrate this holy event. Share This:

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Small shops of the medina

Some smalls shops of the medina of Tunis are timecapsules from another time and another era. The owers have often inherited the shop and the activity from their ancestors who did it for generations. Share This:

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Tags in the right place

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Accidental Sleeping portrait

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