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After a few pictures from my vacations in Greece, I return to where I left before going on holiday.

This is the "red oasis" of Algeria, Timimoun, a fair distance southwest of Algiers. This is not a stitch of several digital photos but a scan of an old-fashioned slide, heavily cropped to get rid of vast areas of sand and sky.

I have posted several pictures from this fascinating oasis before. This photo was taken in the late morning as I was returning from a visit to the local palm grove, where I met this girl. Left of the centre in this view you can see the spot where I took this photo. Just a little bit further to the right, but from another angle, I took this photo. I think that the building next to the car was the hotel where I stayed. According to a sign the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg had been among the earlier guests. She had stayed in room #9 in 1926.

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