Photographer's Note

It was late afternoon when these fishermen returning after a hard day's work at sea...

A shot taken during my trip to this lovely little fishermen's lagoon - an ancient Fatimid harbour in Mahdia that connects to the sea by a small channel relating to long maritime history of this coastal town since the Roman times. Very little remains; on both sides of the channel, the entrance, were towers then, the base of these are still there but it is hard to imagine what it must have looked like. Further along the coast, remains of Fatimid fortifications can be found and the whole eastern tip of the peninsular must have appeared as a sea-based fortress.

In the distance is the Red Lighthouse - built by the French - seating on the tip of Cap d'Afrique overlooking the Mediterranean sea while dotted white on the slopes is part of extensive burial ground.

This particular peaceful scene, I think has remained pretty intact which simply adds to its authentic nature beauty.

Setting: 15 mm, 1/125 sec, F20, ISO raw 200, 1530 hrs and polarised

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