Photographer's Note

Hammamet, at the southern tip on Cap Bon, is Tunisia’s busiest beach resort town, but in the winter all its colourful tourist boats are left high and dry on the sand as they wait for warmer weather and the crowds to return. Although Hammamet is very touristy, planning restrictions which prevent the construction of hotels higher than the palm trees give this town a more laid-back feel than some of the newer resorts along other parts of the Mediterranean coast.

According to my Lonely Planet guidebook, Hammamet’s metamorphosis from a quiet fishing village began in the 1920s when it became the playground of the European jet set led by millionaire George Sebastian. Lonely Planet describes Hammamet as still “relatively restrained” with its small centre overlooked by a “Disney-perfect medina”. This shot of the bay to the north-west of the medina was taken from the top of the walls of the medina.

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