Sousse, Monastir, and Sfax, Tunisia

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Sousse, Monastir, and Sfax, Tunisia
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Borj Annar is in the easternmost bastion of the wall which runs right around the old medina of Sfax, Tunisia.

Borj Annar is in the easternmost bastion of the wall which runs right around the old medina of Sfax, Tunisia.

The Muséé de Sfax in Sfax, Tunisia, houses a major achaeological collection in a former municipal building.

The Muséé de Sfax in Sfax, Tunisia, houses a major achaeological collection in a former municipal building.

The Musée Dar Jallouli occupies a 17th century courtyard mansion in the center of the old medina at Sfax, Tunisia. The building was erected by Andalusian refugees as reflected in the decor.

The Musée Dar Jallouli occupies a 17th century courtyard mansion in the center of the old medina at Sfax, Tunisia. The building was erected by Andalusian refugees as reflected in the decor.

The 9th century Grande Mosquée de Sfax at Sfax, Tunisia, has a cut stone minaret bearing Kufic inscriptions.

The 9th century Grande Mosquée de Sfax at Sfax, Tunisia, has a cut stone minaret bearing Kufic inscriptions.

A used clothing market operates just inside Bab El Kasbah at Sfax, Tunisia.

A used clothing market operates just inside Bab El Kasbah at Sfax, Tunisia.

Musée La Kasbah occupies this 9th century bastion at the southwest corner of the wall around the old medina of Sfax, Tunisia.

Musée La Kasbah occupies this 9th century bastion at the southwest corner of the wall around the old medina of Sfax, Tunisia.

It's not hard to find a taxi at this traffic circle just outside the Kasbah of the old medina at Sfax, Tunisia.

It's not hard to find a taxi at this traffic circle just outside the Kasbah of the old medina at Sfax, Tunisia.

This mysterious archaeological site is on the Jazirat Sidi al Ghudamisi peninsula at Monastir, Tunisia. Strangely, no information is available online or at the site itself.

This mysterious archaeological site is on the Jazirat Sidi al Ghudamisi peninsula at Monastir, Tunisia. Strangely, no information is available online or at the site itself.

A beach stretches along the Mediterranean waterfront in downtown Monastir, Tunisia.

A beach stretches along the Mediterranean waterfront in downtown Monastir, Tunisia.

The 8th century Ribat at Monastir, Tunisia, was one in a chain Islamic fortresses intended to protect the North African coast from Byzantine incursions.

The 8th century Ribat at Monastir, Tunisia, was one in a chain Islamic fortresses intended to protect the North African coast from Byzantine incursions.

The 8th century Ribat at Monastir, Tunisia, had both military and religious functions.

The 8th century Ribat at Monastir, Tunisia, had both military and religious functions.

The 8th century Ribat at Monastir, Tunisia, was originally a fortfied Islamic monastery garrisoned by pious warriors. The upper floor to the right of the tower was a prayer hall.

The 8th century Ribat at Monastir, Tunisia, was originally a fortfied Islamic monastery garrisoned by pious warriors. The upper floor to the right of the tower was a prayer hall.

The Mausolée Habib Bourguiba overlooks Sidi el-Mézeri cemetery in Monastir, Tunisia.

The Mausolée Habib Bourguiba overlooks Sidi el-Mézeri cemetery in Monastir, Tunisia.

The tomb of Tunisia's first president, Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000), lies in a Napoleonic mausoleum in Monastir, Tunisia.

The tomb of Tunisia's first president, Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000), lies in a Napoleonic mausoleum in Monastir, Tunisia.

The Mausolée Habib Bourguiba (1963) in Monastir accommodates the remains of the family of Tunisia's first president.

The Mausolée Habib Bourguiba (1963) in Monastir accommodates the remains of the family of Tunisia's first president.

This commuter train shuttles passengers between the Gare de Sousse and Gare Kalâa Seghira on the mainline, seven kilometers west of Sousse, Tunisia.

This commuter train shuttles passengers between the Gare de Sousse and Gare Kalâa Seghira on the mainline, seven kilometers west of Sousse, Tunisia.

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