Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A Night in Tunisia

When in Tunisia...

A walk along the streets of Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia. This lovely blue and white village is perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Tunis.

In the distance, the emerald sea with the mountain of Bou Kornine and the southern beaches of Tunis across the Bay.

It was a Sunday evening and the streets were full of locals. Family and friends gathered together in the cool evening air.

Along the cobblestone streets, we followed the sound of music and singing up to a small room. We discovered a group of women enjoying the afternoon together. It was here that I turned and noticed Alessia Marcuzzi and two of her frineds standing right next to us. They were also enjoying the celebration...

I met a friend and got to work...

So many beautiful things to see here... In Carthage, the museum displays mosaics, sculptures and artifacts from the period before Carthage was destroyed by Rome in 146 BC.

Saint Louis Cathedral (French: La cathédrale Saint-Louis de Carthage) is an old Roman Catholic cathedral located in Carthage, Tunisia. Situated on the peak of Byrsa Hill and near the ruins of the ancient Punic and then Roman city, the cathedral is no longer used for worship but hosts concerts of Tunisian music and classical music.

St. Louis Cathedral, built by the French in 1890 and dedicated to the 13th century saint-king who died on the shores of Carthage in 1270.

Ella Fitzgerald A Nigth In Tunisia

The moon is the same moon above you
Aglow with its cool evening light
But shining at night, in tunisia
Never does it shine so bright

The stars are aglow in the heavens
But only the wise understand
That shining at night in tunisia
They guide you through the desert sand

Words fail, to tell a tale
Too exotic to be told
Each nights a deeper night
In a world, ages old

The cares of the day seem to vanish
The ending of day brings release
Each wonderful night in tunisia
Where the nights are filled with peace


Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

That is one cool photo of you on the camel. Was there no room for your hubby?

Pierre said...

Some really amazing photos - congratulations and thanks for sharing them! Perhaps you would also enjoy adding some to the travel community at trivago?
Regards from Cape Town,