Monday, 2 May 2011

History Revisited - Part Deux

This time I thought I'd share pictures of some of the original buildings of Tunisia.

The first two are of a village by an oasis in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. It was abandoned after suffering from flash floods back in the 1960's. The government relocated the village further down the hill side.

The others are from an abandoned village on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert near Gabes in the south of the country.

Gives you an idea of colour and construction detail. The place is as dry as a witches wossname so I can't see much in the way of colour change except for maybe some fading due to the incessant sunshine.

(Apologies about the quality of the last three. My main camera had run out of battery power and the backup was only 4 megapixies and trying to take photos from the back of a moving camel is definately not the best idea in the world.)

I tell you, the Sahara is an incredible place -there is absolutely no sound apart from the odd camel herder sounding off or a camel passing wind. It is definitely near the top of my '50 places to visit before you die' list.


Ray Rousell said...

Great photos even if you were on the back of a camal.

Subedai said...

ta for that. I found out why they are called the ships of the desert; its because they roll from side to side as they are going along!