Despite the turmoil around it, Sousse's character had retained the solidly Arabian look and feel it had assumed in the centuries after Islam's wars of conquest. Today it is considered one of the best examples of seaward-facing fortifications built by the Arabs. Its ribat, a soaring structure that combined the purposes of a minaret and a watch tower, is in outstanding condition and draws visitors from around the world.
Sousse was the site of Chess interzonal in 1967 which was made famous when American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer walked out of the tournament even though he was in first place at the time.
These days, Sousse, with a population of more than 540,000, retains a medieval heart of narrow, twisted streets, a kasbah and medina, its ribat fortress and long wall on the Mediterranean. Surrounding it is a modern city of long, straight roads and more widely spaced buildings.
For more: Sousse, Wikipedia
The Berber tribes were the original inhabitants of Tunisia until the coastal regions of the country were settled by Phoenicians in tenth century B.C. This was followed by a series of invasion by different foreign powers that included the Carthage, Roman Empire, Vandals and Byzantines. The Arabs arrived with the influence of Islam in seventh century and founded Al Qayrawan. Despite Berber rebellions, the Muslim dynasties of the Aghlabids and of the Zirids belonging to the Berber followers of the Fatimids prospered over Tunisia. After brief invasion by Moroccan rulers, the Ottoman Empire was established within 1570–1574. French troops occupied the country in 1881 and a French protectorate was declared on May 12, 1881. The Tunisian independence was achieved in 1956 and the Constituent Assembly deposed the bey or Tunisian ruler on July 25, 1957 to establish Tunisia as a republic.
For more: Tunisia, Allcountries
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marcan44 (6301) 2012-05-23 9:42
un bel ritratto di profilo, inserito in una prospettiva piacevole anche nel cromatismo celeste.
Colta molto bene l'espressione dell'uomo che sembra essere senza pensieri.
Realizzazione eccellente anche nella gestione della luce.
baclama (18555) 2012-05-23 9:59
un tres beau portrait admirablement eclairé
une attitude typique
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-05-23 10:32
Ola Janos ,
Boa cena de vida diária com este homem sentado nesta porta , bons tons de azul , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
yquem46 (38750) 2012-05-23 11:59
A nice portrait along the diagonal of blue pillars
Very pleasant luminous image
have a nice evening
Glint (6171) 2012-05-23 14:50
you have found a really nice light here. I like the bg of clue bertical and horizontal lines. This simple bg shows off your subject very well.Perfectly exposed.
Hanssie (10465) 2012-05-23 22:48
A very good portrait of this man, especially the surroundings where he's sitting in, is just great !
All is in a good light too.
JFS (32459) 2012-05-24 0:30
Very good framing of this daylife scene, smooth and delicious colors and light. Good work!
vasilpro (41163) 2012-05-24 3:00
Wonderful street composition, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, very nice light and colors, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-24 11:36
Tunéziában előszeretettel fotóztam hasonló utcai portrékat, olyan nagyszerű pillanatokat lehet elkapni mint amilyen a fotódon is látható. A mediterrán fények nagyszerűek, a kompozíció ugyancsak, tetszik a falszelvényeknek köszönhető perspektíva is, remek hangulat.
Köszönöm kedves jegyzetedet az ünnepi fotómhoz.
ebingul (1978) 2012-05-25 5:04
Very nice capture of this local man.Very good framing with fine natural colours,clarity and light.
Congrats and best regards.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-05-27 12:40
ottima inquadratura con la serie di elementi verticali del muro che fanno da sfondo all'immagine dell'uomo seduto.
Ben gestita la luce,
Silvio1953 (131592) 2012-05-28 0:52
Ciao Janos, lovely portrait of old man with great expression, beautiful perspective, wonderful pastel colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-05-28 4:58
You have captured a very interting moment! excellent vertical cut & framework..light and clarity are splendid..well composed
- Copyright: Janos Sofalvi (joso) (2417)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D-90, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-23 9:20