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Sebastian's Villa

By vickyf
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Tunisia Swimming pool Cultural centre Landscape and travel Hammamet Sebastians Villa

Voters: pronabk, Kim Walton, susanbarton and 19 more

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Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 8:29AM
Nicely composedwith good colour.

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susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 8:38AM
A feeling of calm captured here Vicky

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
25 Jun 2012 8:52AM
Shame to be neglected, looks a beautiful place.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 9:40AM
I love the composition of this image Vicky, very pleasing to the eye.

A great narrative too.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Jun 2012 10:49AM
What an interesting history this property has: and you have captured this small corner so looks so inviting on a hot summer's day.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 12:10PM
Nice light and colours, Looks soooooo still!
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 10:33PM
Like how this is presented Vicky. Looks so inviting for a toe-dip.Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 10:42PM
Gosh Vicky that is one very impressive shot
the composition and colours work so well
Tibetan 5 3 England
19 Jul 2012 10:17AM
Nice perspective and colours like that nice one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mhfore 11 6 176 England
24 Jul 2012 11:50AM
You've taken this from a good angle Vicky, nice shot.

Take care

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