Matmâta or Metmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures.
The structures typical for the village are created by digging a large pit in the ground. Around the perimeter of this pit artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms, with some homes comprising multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways. This type of home was made famous by serving as the location of the Lars Homestead, home to Luke Skywalker, his Aunt Beru Lars and Uncle Owen Lars for the Star Wars movies.
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JudyR (1671) 2009-12-08 10:12
What a breath of cool shelter. The foreground arch shows the materials from which the whole is created, and the green adds to the sense of coolness amidst blazing heat. Such an interesting shot. Thank you. Judy
ecanaveira (825) 2009-12-08 10:50
Foto muito original. Gosto especialmente do enquadramento geral, e o ponto de vista é muito vem visto também. Optima composição de cores, mas especialmente a definição é extraordinária!
divail (8280) 2009-12-09 19:10
C'est un hôtel très particulier. La photo me plait particulièrement par son cadrage, avec cette arche du premier plan et un petit coin de ciel bleu. La vigne et le feuillage ajoutent une belle touche de fraicheur.