99 photos from Libya 2009

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Our friends Dave, Christina, Sam and Lucy who lived upstairs, here on one of the deserted Mediterranean beaches
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
A stop en route on our trip to Ghadames – we had to get an official letter from the Principal asking people the help and not hinder our passage and offer assistance if required
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames mosque
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Christina and Lucy in Ghadames
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames – the original inhabitants were moved out by the government when they restored the ancient town and were housed in nasty new buildings, just like happened at Petra!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames was famed for its covered streets
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames the doors 1
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames the doors 2
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames from without
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Outside Ghadames
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames – a garden outside the walls
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Traditional lunch in a typical (restored) Ghadames house
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames the doors 3
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames mosque
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames café – it was a remote town which made a living from tolls and services to caravans travelling the Northern Sahara between Tunis and Tripoli
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Lucy and Christina  in one of the typical Ghadames alleyways
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames outside the mosque
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames garden
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ghadames lunch
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Tash and Mollie in Ghadames
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Mollie
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Outside the old British consulate in Ghadames
Ghadames Old British Consulate & Consul's House - Copy
The British consulte in Ghadames today – it was formerly a pretty remote posting involving weeks of travel to the nearest city and was not enjoyed overly much by the consuls
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
How the women lived – never allowed down but got around town on the rooftops and walls, lowering baskets down to the market for shopping
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Not much to see here at the former British consulate
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The street where the British consulate was
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The Allens
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Unrestored Ghadames
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
More beach – and a nice one
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Beach
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
International day
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Tash on the beach
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Typical beach
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Me and Mollie on the beach
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
What Mollie thought of it all
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Mollie enjoying sightseeing
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Oasis shade
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Mollie
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Mollie at Sabratha
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
One of the first paddles in the sea
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Olive press
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr – 13th century fortified granary
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr – one of those undiscovered gems of Libya we discovered
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
He who could not be named
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Him
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Dave – halloween MC
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The Pied Piper of Tripoli – aka Dave Allen
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Remembrance day service Tripoli
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Our street and why a pushchair was a difficult vehicle to manoeuver
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Military cemetery Tripoli – another of those beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
A Desert Rat
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Remembering those who did not return
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Remembrance Day
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
A touching message
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
After the service the Ambassador invited all those present at the service in the cemetery back to his Residency for drinks and canapés…
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
…after two months in the dry country, er… that will be a YES PLEASE!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Olive press
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Nalut Qasr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
On the toilet in Sabratha – nice view from the throne room
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Amphitheatre Sabratha – good to find some shade
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha amphitheatre
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha-Super-Mare
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha – so empty and atmospheric
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Fish detail Sabratha
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha Goddess
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha Goddess and daughter
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha mosaic
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha pornography – cheeky!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha detail
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Under the stage at Sabratha
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha detail on the front of the stage
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha sun
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
On the toilet again at Sabratha
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The Empress
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sabratha columns
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The Allens – lunch stop en route
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
A touching note
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Back garden of our house
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Tripoli back street boys
Tripoli Medina and harbour
Tripoli harbour and old town
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Tashes ‘brothel’ (bought in Jordan) in our garden
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Libyan flag coloured cot
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
On the way to the shops, where in Tripoli the man in the veg shop always pulled the thorns off a rose and gave it to Mollie. who then always pulled all the petals off on the way home
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Yefren – the town
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
From Yefren hotel
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Yefren
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sandstorm

 

Advertisements

One thought on “99 photos from Libya 2009”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s