'Suuq' is the Arabic name for market, 'medina' is the Arabic name for town. In Tunis today, the suuq is also called medina. And there is a good reason: most of what once was Tunis is today like one enormous shopping centre and handicrafts factory.
Today, the medina is still inhabited, but only a small percentage of the total population of Tunis lives in these quarters.
The suuq is far from randomly arranged. There are areas for goldsmiths, for metal workers, for fabrics etc. And then there is the areas for touristic items. This is of course the area you won't have to search to find. Just start at the Bab el Bahr, take the left entrance to the suuq, and start bargaining :)
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mauro61 (52623) 2009-01-14 14:50
bella e colorata immagine all'interno di questo bazar.
La presenza delle donne in transito da dinamicità allo scatto basato su grandi colori ed un'ottima gestione della luce.
polpo56 (15134) 2009-01-14 15:19
a tunnel of bags and colours... beautiful picture.
Excellent focus management.
Mi best greetings!
Jeppo (17645) 2009-01-14 23:36
interesting colourful view of this suq. it's true...suuqs are chaotic...but colourful places where you can see the life pulsing!
PS: for similar views please see my theme Jeppo goes to Market
feather (51130) 2009-01-15 7:53
AND like every true woman you are in the handbag section....!:D You composed the image well and timed it to perfection to catch the people walking past. Very colourful shot.
francio64 (38276) 2009-01-15 14:01
eccellente immagine ricca di colore e dettagli.
Bella e originale!
LeeLoo (0) 2009-01-16 3:06
Dear Snezana Radovanovic!
Wonderful scene and place.