Medenine

From Tunis, I traveled south by train to Sfax (where I stayed a night) and then by louage (inter-city shared taxi) to Medenine.

Entrance

The main site to visit in Medenine is the Ksar. This is the entrance into it.

Entrance

Ksar Medenine

The Ksar is a traditional Berber granary.

Ksar Medenine

Ksar Medenine

The Ksar is built in a large square, facing inwards, with only one entrance. This is so they can defend their granery from other tribes.

Ksar Medenine

Ksar Medenine

This Ksar is still inuse to store things, not necessarily grain.

Ksar Medenine

Well

Some of them (especially the ones near the entrance) have been converted into shops selling souveniers to tourists.

Well

Behind Ksar Medenine

This is outside Ksar Medenine, behind its northern wall.

Behind Ksar Medenine

Ghorfas, Medenine

However, the interesting bit is the other side of the alley.

Ghorfas, Medenine

Anakin's home

These were used in Star Wars Episode I as the outside of Anakin's home.

Anakin's home

Anakin's home

Of course it looks a bit different in the movie. The ground was covered in sand, the doors were replaced, and a sandstorm was blowing.

Anakin's home

Anakin's home

The dark brown door leads to Anakin's home.

Anakin's home

Ghorfas, Medinine

The other end of the building. This end can be seen in the scenes where Anakin says goodbye to his mother.

Ghorfas, Medinine

Reconstructed Ghorfas

Around the corner is a set of Ghorfas being restored and being turned into hotels.

Reconstructed Ghorfas

Museum

There is also a small museum here.

Museum

Rue Hissi Amor

As we leave Medenine, here are some photos of the local streets. This street is the vegetable market.

Rue Hissi Amor

Shops, Medenine

And this one with hardware, music, and clothing shops.

Shops, Medenine

Rue 18 Janvier, Medinine

This is one of the main streets in Medenine. Next stop Tataouine.

Rue 18 Janvier, Medinine

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