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Taken a few years ago in Hammamet, Tunisia. This house was designed and built by a Romanian millionaire called George Sebastian and this is the central swimming pool. The house was used by Rommel as HQ during the 2nd World War and, after the war, Winston Churchill stayed here to write his memoirs. The house is now the International Cultural Centre and hosted (and presumably still does) theatre, music and other cultural events. It is very beautiful, although rather neglected when we visited. Noone else was present and I don't think it ever attracted many tourists. According to the Lonely Planet guide, Frank Lloyd Wright thought it was one of the most beautiful places he knew.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Sebastian's Villa
Username:vickyf vickyf
Uploaded:25 Jun 2012 - 8:21 AM
Tags:Architecture, Cultural centre, Hammamet, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Sebastian's Villa, Swimming pool, Tunisia
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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 11144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:29 AM

Nicely composedwith good colour.

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susanbarton
25 Jun 2012 - 8:38 AM

A feeling of calm captured here Vicky

Susan

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41103 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:52 AM

Shame to be neglected, looks a beautiful place.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 9:40 AM

I love the composition of this image Vicky, very pleasing to the eye.

A great narrative too.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 10:49 AM

What an interesting history this property has: and you have captured this small corner so well......it looks so inviting on a hot summer's day.
Ronnie.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 12:10 PM

Nice light and colours, Looks soooooo still!
Diane

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 10:33 PM

Like how this is presented Vicky. Looks so inviting for a toe-dip.Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 10:42 PM

Gosh Vicky that is one very impressive shot
the composition and colours work so well
Lillian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
19 Jul 2012 - 10:17 AM

Nice perspective and colours like that nice one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 11:50 AM

You've taken this from a good angle Vicky, nice shot.

Take care
Martin

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