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I continue my diversion into my slide collection for the next set of photographs. These were all taken on a holiday to Tunisia in July 1989.

The original slides have been digitised using a Canon CanoScan 9950F scanner and then 'cleaned-up' in Photoshop CS2 and NeatImage.

I now move to another mosque at Kairouan, the Mosque Barbier.

The following description of the mosque is freely translated from the French Wikipedea article about Kairouan.

The mausoleum Sidi Sahbi, commonly called the Mosque Barbier, is actually a zaouïa or Islamic religious building, where, originally, the religious mystics could withdraw to. The Mouradite bey Hammouda Pasha built the mausoleum, dome and courtyard and Mohamed Mourad Bey built the minaret and the madrasa (Islamic religious school). It is, in fact the burial place of Abu Zammat al-Belaoui who had kept some hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammed of whom he is one of the companions. The enamel and stucco panels found here are remarkable decorations (as you can see in this photograph and my two next postings).

Apologies for any errors or omissions in my translation.

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