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Landscape #8 Outside Tozeur, Tunisia

By handlerstudio  
Reaching way back in my own archives, with my first camera marking my conversion from film (my trusty Olympus OM-2 for about 30 years). In 2005, my wife Karen and I celebrated our honeymoon with three weeks in Tunisia. We travelled most of the country, at one point deep into the Sahara desert....probably the highlight for me. The people of Tunisia were incredibly welcoming. Everywhere we went, we met people (fortunately Karen is fluent in French...i had forgotten almost all of my grammar and much vocabulary, and neither of us speaks Arabic) Everywhere we went, in this Muslim country, we told people we were Jewish. Their typical comment was "bon". Then they asked where we were from.....W (George W Bush) was not very popular in Muslim countries. We were accepted when we said we hated him more than they did. And now, we are finding ourselves, here in the US, looking at him with nostalgia, in this age of a budding tyrant, Trump.

This scene is in an oasis in Western Tunisia, north of Tozeur, where we spent several wonderful days.

As I seem to have an attraction to long series of photos, I have thought about this trip, of old and early (for me), low res., digital photos with many images.....anyone want me to go there? And, can you just feel the heat?

And, I would like to thank Colleen for her UA for my last photo.

Peter

Tags: Desert Oasis Tunisia Landscape and travel

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Comments


nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
8 Feb 2017 4:19AM
A beautiful oasis in a rocky desert valley, Peter. A well taken dreamy image, and I like your writeup.
Beautiful landscape, such lovely colouring and detail. well captured, Peter.
BRITCHIE
8 Feb 2017 6:33AM
Well spotted and perfectly taken .
Too bad that when I was in Tunisia I was not in such paradesiac place .

Great

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Savvas Stavrinos
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CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
8 Feb 2017 6:35AM
A beautiful image, Peter, would love to see more of Tunisia, please.
8 Feb 2017 8:10AM
A welcoming oasis in this desert area, Peter.
A very interesting write up, too.......

RichardSmile
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
8 Feb 2017 8:41AM
Beautiful landscape Peter,
Fred.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2017 1:27PM
Night Shifts not letting me have time to put in my individual message... Apologies Peter,
But if I voted you are presenting great quality work...
Isabel GrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2017 1:33PM
Wonderful scene captured Peter. I was in Tunisia in '82, Arafats face was everywhere. Like to see more.
Peter.
8 Feb 2017 2:00PM
Beautiful image
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
8 Feb 2017 2:44PM
Am inspired by this to build another garden, a totally beautiful place and image!

I think YOU-All will be getting the snow--it seems to be moving east-- If we get lucky it will be snow here, likely freezing rain!
Mike_Smith Plus
15 984 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2017 5:07PM
Superb narrative and superb image
Spkr51 6 United States
8 Feb 2017 5:26PM
Beautiful landscape *****
michaelo Plus
16 15 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2017 7:23PM
Totally beautiful place and image!! well captured!
tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
9 Feb 2017 5:36AM
This is a dream image. More like this would be VERY welcome. Your backgrounder helps make this even more interesting, but it can stand on it's own easily. TG

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