Travel photography for me is about getting out and trying to find a story...
The "Tunisian Revolution" saw the ousting of the long term president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The spark was ignited quite literally by a street seller Mohamed Bouazizi - who after having his street cart repeatedly confiscated by the police (due to having insufficient funds to bribe them), set him self on fire.
The riots ultimately led to Ben Ali fleeing the country and the arrest of many of his family on charges of corruption and drug related crimes. In Hammamet the Ben Ali family had built several lavish holiday villas which - along with other Ben Ali family residences - were targeted by the Tunisian people during the uprising. The villas are now the property of the Tunisian people, and have been dubbed 'museums' - sad and somewhat ugly scars serving as reminders of Ben Ali's corrupt regime.
Thanks for looking - and thank you if you've been bothered to read the notes above.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D MkII |
|Lens:||EF17-40mm f/4L USM |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||5 Dec 2011 - 4:11 PM|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|Title:||The Ben Ali Spiral|
|Uploaded:||30 Oct 2012 - 11:53 AM|