Mountain town, Le Kef
Le Kef or El Kef (Arabic: الكاف, also transliterated as Al-Kāf or Le Kef) is a city in northwestern Tunisia. It is the capital of the Kef Governorate. Its name at the time of the Roman Empire was Sicca Veneria.
The old town is built on the cliff face of the table-top Jebel Dyr mountain. Le Kef was the provisional capital of Tunisia during World War II. It was the command centre of the FLN (Front de Libération Nationale) during the Algerian War of Independence against the French in the 1950s. It has a population of 45,191 (2004 census).
Le Kef is clearly one of the most underrated travel destinations in Tunisia, and far too few travllers come here. Not only is the town quite beautiful, charming, but there are plenty of attractions.
At an elevation of 800 metres above sea level, it even offers cool temperatures in winter, and sometimes snow in winter. Colours are white, and the village itself is well-kept. It is situated on a hillside, and offers many good views over rich agricultural land, through the crisp mountain air. There are plenty of sights in small Le Kef, with the mosque of Sidi Bou Makhlouf as the most famous. But the mysterious basilica next to it, must not be missed at any cost. The kasbah (see picture above) on the peak over the town, is worth a visit, at least for great views over town and the valley beyond. Of the two museums here, the one covering Berber culture, through several small exhibits, is definitely worth a visit. (Source: Tunisia.com & Wikipedia)
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LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-01-28 2:55
Nice landscape, with a very good choice for the framing.
asajernigan (20127) 2011-01-28 3:02
This is a nice view of the roofs of Le Kef. The mosque and church provide a nice focal point for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness. The vertical format is great emphasizing the depth of the scene.
csabagaba (6554) 2011-01-28 3:23
Ebből a nézetből remekül látszik az arab építészet totalitáriusan ( tudom, hogy totálisan, de valahogy ez jutott eszembe:-) ) zárt világa. Egy bajom van csak a dologgal. Ez a kép valahogy túlságosan rendezett:-) És ahol én jártam. ott legfeljebb parabolabili-erdő volt, nem napkollaktorok. Biztos, hogy ez Tunézia? :-)
A kép tanulságnag és megértésnek teljesen megfelelő. Ezen látszik az, amit az ember, ha benn kószál egy ilyen városban, soha nem fog megérteni.
Szép napot ( ami már lassan megvan) és melegebbet.
macjake (51476) 2011-01-28 4:26
i have to admitt, i too didn't travel to Le Kef...but i'll keep it in mind for next time for sure.
many classic tunisian architectures here, especially with the tall skinny church/mosque tower way into the background. amazing how tightly intertwined all the sturctures are.
thanks for the info on LeKef
dkmurphys (45897) 2011-01-28 4:58
Nice panoramic view. Impressive place, good POV.
Have a nice weekend.
Sergiom (53863) 2011-01-28 5:17
Ton point de vue est fantastique. Tu vas chercher le village de haut pour nous montrer ce qu'il y a ŕ l'intérieur des murs. La profondeur de l'image est parfaite.
ines8 (6012) 2011-01-28 5:26
Splendid composition, fantastic view, i like it very much.
All the best,
npecanhuk (60246) 2011-01-28 10:57
Very interesting and truly attractive place!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen high pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all oustanding features here!
I love it all!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week-end,
Schnappilic (9686) 2011-01-28 11:55
Kitűnő kilátás nyílik a tunéziai városban.
Egy jó estét!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-01-28 11:56
Again congratulations for a choice of high viewpoint. The beautiful city and countryside are perfectly described. The lights, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice evening.
francio64 (38264) 2011-01-28 12:37
bella vista dall'alto di questo caratteristico villaggio tunisino.
Ottima gestione della luce e bella resa cromatica.
siamesa (27703) 2011-01-28 14:26
Boa noite George
It's a superb photo. Colors, sharpness and point of view are simply perfects. The view of the city is marvelous. Congratulations.TFS
vasilpro (40709) 2011-01-28 14:45
Wonderful city scape composition, beautiful view from a high POV, lovely colors, excellent light management, very nice vertical frame.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
mesutilgim (79428) 2011-01-28 15:43
Hi dear George,
Again you've achieved a perfect pov for this scene.
Wonderfull graphism created by the irregular geometry of this Tunisian city.
Nice framing and good, usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
bukitgolfb301 (34278) 2011-01-28 16:18
Hi my dear George
Another wonderful and impressive shot as your own style. Very considerd framework, clearly sharp focusing so deep from front to rear perfectly and best composition, of course, as usual. Thanks for your sharing with finest work, have a good Saturday and best regards,
jjcordier (72680) 2011-01-28 23:08
Un trčs bon POV sur cette jolie ville et son environnement. La lumičre est idéale et le choix du format vertical bien adéquat. Une trčs bonne photo!
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-28 2:32