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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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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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Inside the Abandoned Royal Mausoleum of Tourbet El Bey

Tourbet El Bey is a Royal Mausoleum in the old Medina of Tunis, build to be the last resting place the Husainid dynasty the Ottoman rulers of Tunisia at that time. (more on the wikipedia page). As it’s name says, almost all […]

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Inside the Abandoned Or Thora Synagogue of Hafsia

The Or Thora Synagogue used to be a small synagogue in the Hafsia hood, the part of the old medina of Tunis where a community of Tunisian jew used to live, the hood was called the “Hara” at that time. […]

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THE ABANDONED BERBER VILLAGE OF ZRIBA OLIA

Zriba Olia is another of those abandoned berber villages. This one is hidden on a small mountain near Zaghouan (70km south of Tunis) . Not much to say except if you’re fan of Collapsed old houses, invasive nature, breathtaking view, […]

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The Abandoned Berber Village of Takrouna

Takrouna is small berber village located at some 100ish km south of Tunis in the Sahel region. “The town’s name is thought to have originated from a tribe which immigrated to Andalusia in the 8th century. Following the expulsion of […]

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The Vintage blacksmiths of Bab Jdid

If you need to sharpen your sword or repair your armour.. ok not in these actual days but not that long ago just behind Bab jedid, one of the few still standing medieval gate of the old medina of Tunis, […]

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The vintage Impresarios of Bab Souika

Bab Souika is a famous historical district in the old part of Tunis, famous for a lot of reasons, one of them is the presence of many small bureaus of impresarios for those who want to rent the services of […]

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