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1. In the suuq

2. Zitouna - the Great mosque

3. Café M'Rabet

4. Bab el Bahr

5. Government quarters

6. Halfaouine

7. Bab Souika

8. Place Halfaouine

9. Bab el Khadra

10. Doors

11. Colonial houses

12. Cathedral

13. Modern town

14. At night

15. Bardo museum


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Colonial houses
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia

A corner decoration of the National Theatre on Avenue Bourguiba, a building that still looks like a cream cake.

In the centre of Tunis – just out from the medina – you can wander in areas that have not changed much since colonial times.
Tunis' modern town was built up over relatively few years, and the majority of houses in town centre belong to the period around 1900. This allows for a genuine feeling that even many French cities have problems with matching.
Though the Tunisians have taken back their city, many institutions like cafés, confectionery and even ordinary shops live on from the colonial times, with the same interior and type of service.
Tunis, Tunisia

By Tore Kjeilen