Tag Archives: Tunisia
My faithful followers know by now that I was quite taken by the beautiful doors in Tunisia. I didn’t see as many in Morocco, but there were some in the same style. These were painted brown and they had beautiful … Continue reading
This photo is of a common scene that seemed incongruent to me. As the old meets the new, there is a sense of life in both Morocco and Tunisia, at least in the city.
Beautiful, colorful patterns abound in Tunisia. Stairways, plates, and buildings all bear the work of talented artisans. The photo above shows two kiosks in Sidi bou Said selling ceramic ware. A close-up photo shows some of the plates that vendors … Continue reading
The front doors of residences in Tunisia are large, double, decorated and mostly blue. The artistry is created with nails that look like hammered upholstery tacks, both large and small, and some other adornments that can be seen in the … Continue reading
The walls and ceilings of Tunisian buildings are covered with decoration. Colorful tiles, mosaics, murals and carvings grace the spaces. The first photo shows the detailed artistry that is applied to every architectural feature. The second photo is of a … Continue reading
Magnificent mosaics can be seen in many places around the Mediterranean region. We saw biblical beauties in the Norman cathedral of Monreale. Now, in Tunisia we see them again, without the gold, depicting mythology and daily life. During the Roman … Continue reading
Tunis is a clean modern city with four-lane highways, fast moving cars, tall buildings and Coca Cola billboards. Flower stalls grace the sidewalks with fragrant, colorful blooms. We walked along the walls of the Kasbah (citadel of the old city) … Continue reading