Three photos from architecture of Sfax
1.The Town Hall is visible on the photo- neo-Moorish style
Please look at the WS photos:
3.Art Nouveau in Sfax
Town Hall, Sfax
The colonial quarters of Sfax are among the nicest in Tunisia, with their playful mixture of Oriental details and European lines of the time.
The photo shows the Town Hall, which also is an archaeological museum.
The Town Hall on the southeast side of the Place de la République is a building in neo-Moorish style with a tall minaret-like tower.
Sfax (Arabic: صفاقس, Safaqis, or /sfa:qs/ in Tunisian Arabic, whence the French name) is a city in Tunisia, located 270 km (168 miles) southeast of Tunis. The city, founded in AD 849 on the ruins of Taparura and Thaenae, is the capital of the Sfax governorate, and a Mediterranean port on the Gulf of Gabes. Sfax has population of 340,000 (2005), and is an industrial center for processing phosphates. The city is often described as Tunisia's Second city, because only Tunis has more inhabitants.
By the end of the 10th century Sfax had become an independent city state. The city was conquered by Roger of Sicily in 1148 and occupied until it was liberated in 1156 by local forces, and was briefly occupied by European forces again, this time by the Spanish, in the 16th century. Sfax became an integral base of the Barbary piracy, prompting an unsuccessful invasion by Venice in 1785. In the late 19th century Sfax and the rest of Tunisia were conquered by France and incorporated into the French empire. During World War II, the Axis powers used the city as a major base until they were defeated by British forces. After World War II, Tunisia was returned to France only to gain independence in 1956. (Source: patrimoinedetunisie.com & wikipedia)
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snunney (75104) 2009-09-28 2:15
A splendid capture of this wonderful looking Town Hall. The point of view is well chosen to give us a good flavour for the architectural style; whilst the passing cyclist contributes to the mood and offers a sense of scale. Excellent colours and sharpness.
Gerrit (43765) 2009-09-28 2:20
good photo with architecture as well as daily life elements.
Good composition, format and definition.
gervaso (9247) 2009-09-28 2:44
That's a wonderful architecture, shown with a high quality picture, with excellent colors and lighting! Beautiful composition! Well done!
mauro61 (52623) 2009-09-28 2:55
una bella immagine di questa architettura con la dinamicità data dal passaggio della bicicletta.
Un'ottima luce su tutta la foto.
Un altro bello scatto da questo meraviglioso luogo.
sacavem (18608) 2009-09-28 2:56
A wonderful picture from the Tunisia.The bike add a special atmosphere to your picture. Very nice colours, and light.
npecanhuk (58246) 2009-09-28 3:23
Very nice and interesting architecture!
The moment of capture was very good too with the cars and the biker adding dynamism and life to the image!
Sharpness, exposure, dof and colors are excellent!
Vertical format and pov are very good choices too!
The composition is effective and attractive!
Another picture I really like in this tunisian series you have been posting lately!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
francio64 (38256) 2009-09-28 3:49
piacevole composizione con ottima gestione della luce e ottimo sharp!
asajernigan (19669) 2009-09-28 3:52
Nicely composed shot taken from a fine angle. The placement of the tower is great giving the photo direction. The lighting and colors are great and the photo is nice and sharp.
jurek1951 (38974) 2009-09-28 4:58
A nice architectural structure captured in this wonderful composition.A great POV, very good lighting and sharpness.
TopGeo (38126) 2009-09-28 5:17
good choice place and moment! from the Tunisia, with architecture as well as daily life elements.Very nice and interesting composition, format and low tones colours! A great POV, very good lighting and sharpness.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2009-09-28 6:30
Indeed, with the principal photograph, one should not miss looking at the ws. Not only the three image are of excellent quality, but they give an interesting aspect of the monuments of Sfax not only traditional. A complete work, documented. congratulations.
Have a nice day.
vasilpro (40685) 2009-09-28 8:54
Beautiful and interesting architecture, an excellent composition from a very good POV, very nice contrast, clarity and sharpness, lovely colors.
Have a fine week, Vasilis.
saxo042 (35202) 2009-09-28 9:47
I like all your pictures here from Tunisia, this seems to be a very photo friendly environment. This picture is no exception, interesting architecture and very good colours. The man on a bike is a fine addition!
xavshot (69835) 2009-09-28 11:04
une composition verticale bien pensée avec une bonne présence du cycliste et de la voiture jaune. Belle image.
amaryllis (32605) 2009-09-29 0:09
nous suivons chaque jour le "guide" que tu es, en nous montrant un éventail de superbes photos architecturales de ces momnuments colorés
Hum ces palmiers, la chaleur que l'on devine, une luminosité excellente
tes ws complémentaires sont également intéressants
hay_kes (30424) 2009-09-29 0:16
What a superb architectural view vith good postcard.TFS.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-09-29 0:42
Hello George! Interesting architecture and very interesting scene: nice cars and bike. Wonderful tower. Perfect colours. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Nice frame. Well done!
jjcordier (69609) 2009-09-29 1:10
Trois belles photos de ce quartier de Sfax (j'aime bien l'immeuble art nouveau). Quel plaisir de te suivre à la trace pendant ton séjour ici!
serp2000 (35082) 2009-09-29 4:04
I like this photo more than next. Excellent composition, interesting details. Man and cars add some motion and life. Well done! TFS!
carper (96) 2009-09-29 10:47
good one George.
fine composition and the biker is doing well in this well composed shot. good one, have a good evening.
Graal (93606) 2009-09-29 12:57
Jó estet George,
another interesting presentation of arabic architecture. Very nice 3 images, superb quality. I like it.
Silvio1953 (109341) 2009-09-29 13:15
Ciao George, beautiful view of wonderful architecture, splendid composition with man in bike, very well done, ciao Silvio
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-09-30 5:30
Fine daily life picture with this beautiful building in background
Nice architecture, good details and excellent natural colours
TFS and have a nice day
JCG (35129) 2009-09-30 6:19
Architectures with Sfax are very diversified and interesting. Indeed 3 beautiful photographs on these different styles and which make the originality of this Tunisian city. Photographs served by a very pleasant light which gives good natural colors. Thank you George.
With all my friendships and a very good end-of-day,
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Discovery of Sfax [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-28 2:11