Tuesday, November 30, 2010

THE ROSE OF THE DESERT


Here are a few pictures I found in my desktop they are from my last Christmas, while my parents and I went to celebrate the holidays in the desert. We stopped in a town called Tozeur in the South of Tunisia. Those pictures were taken in an oasis nearby the place where they shot Star War it was really amazing! I will try to find the rest of the pictures to show you more of them.
I really like that place because all the mountains and rocks you see are made of sea shells and marine fossils and fossil rocks since this place used to be under the ocean a million years ago. It was quite impressive to see a beautiful and green place like that in the middle of the desert. I hope you like them!

I wish you all a great week :)

79 comments:

Agitarsi said...

Amazing photos!

alannah. said...

more awesome pictures! i wouldnt mind travelling there one day.x

Piter said...

so lovely pictures, i love it all ;)
xx

livingeasylovingfree.com said...

Love those pic's, must of been great spending the festive season in such an oasis Emma x

Emma said...

Wow, they're beautiful! So crazy for me to think that, at Christmas, certain places are boiling hot and sunny. It's madness in comparison to here! Beautiful madness. x

valnouveau said...

all the pics are great, you shoot a lot of interesting things :)

clarasmiles said...

OMG!! is a beautiful and magical place.
a perfect Christmas!

amazing picts, i always love your photos...are so perfect, convey so much feeling :)

Thanks so much honney for the comment, we were invited to a party at a beautiful little town by friends, but we’re late … not enough to enjoy a wonderful tea ;)

take care sweetie

Yet said...

Wow. and they filmed star wars near there? Man, I like that. And plus, your photos look sooo classic. Like you took it 15 years ago... but in a good way!

paperwhales said...

The first camel photo is my favorite. The way he's composed is perfect.

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Kate said...

How incredible. That first shot of the camel is wow wow wow!
xx

Marinka said...

@ Alanna: You definetly should it's a really pleasant place, and they are really interesting things to see ^^

@ Piter: Thanks a lot, that means a lot :)

@ Livingeasylovingfree: Yes it is, it was my first time there, I was amazed by the place.

@ Emma: Actually the weather can get really chilly at night in the desert, especially at night .But yes, it's strange in a certain way because the only christmas I knew since I was a kid where under the tropic. I have never a snowy Christmas, since I go back to Africa every holiday.

@ Valnouveau: Thanks your comments are always so sweet ^^

@ Clara: Your are so lovely , thanks ^^ I bet it was awesome , it's great you had the time to enjoy at least a little bit of it !

@ Yet: Yes they did, I will try to find the shot soon and post it..Oh that's nice, I like it too when the photos look a little dated :)

@ Paperwhales: the camels are such proud animals, they were amazing to shoot

Vinda Sonata said...

beautiful, inspiring pictures.
thank you for sharing love:)

Zabrinah said...

I love it! That looks like it was an awesome Christmas, last year!

Hehe. I really wish I had beautiful pictures like this, just laying around on my desktop!

:)

Best wishes,

~Zabrinah

lolliethepinkaholic said...

just discovered your blog and i must say i love the way you take your photos <3
the silver bangles photo is my most favorite :)

kirstyb said...

love these pics x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow, I've never been to a desert before and I always wanted to visit one! And did you ride on a camel like they do in the movies?! xxxoxoxoo

Andrea Desde el Trópico said...

Wonderful pictures! ... As always!

Louder than Silence said...

So pretty! I've never been to Tunisia but would love to go after seeing these pictures :)

Sally x

20 York Street said...

You were in Tunisia? WOW! Seriously, taking photographs of all these beautiful dessert elements!

xox

Marinka said...

@ Sally thanks that's nice ^^

@20 York street : Yes I used to live there for 5 years, now I go back each year because my mum works there :)

@ fashion capuccino : No unfortunately I didn't because I am afraid of heights what a shame I know :P

@ Andrea and Kristy : Thanks you are sweet girls!

@ Zabrinah: that's really nice of you! I am sure that with some practice you will take nice pictures too ^^

@ Lollie: I am glad to know you like my blog so far <3

Kimberly Geneviève said...

IN.CREDIBLE!
Kind of wishing I was walking next to the camel.. This looks like the most memorable Christmas

The Owl Diary said...

These pictures are absolutely incredible and completely rad. ♥

Madeline Weber said...

they pictures are great! you're so lucky to have gone there last year

xx

Monique said...

Marinka

Thanks for sharing Southern Tunisia with us. These photos are stunning. What a wonderful holiday getaway!

Sofi Stellar said...

These photos are awesome!!

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

I'd very much like to escape here!

MeMe said...

It feels so nice to look at these pictures while it is -5 outside and Prague totally covered in snow... Your pictures make me smile :)

lolliethepinkaholic said...

thanks for your comment :)
the place is my home town Hanoi, Vietnam :)
i see you like traveling. wish you would come someday :)

Barbara said...

oh wow that place is awesome!!!! and i bet it was terribly hot! please share more with us! i'm wishing u a great week too
xxx

Robbie said...

These photos are incredible, it must have been amazing spending your xmas there.
Great blog, just discovered it, love how you have such interesting photos. Would love you to check out mine if you have the chance.
xxx
theothersideofthepondmydear

Natalie Suarez said...

amazing photos! i really love this post :)

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Harriet said...

Beautiful photos, ahh I am longing for a holiday now! SOmeone take me away from all this snow to somewhere hot!

naomemandeflores said...

Is this place real? Your pictures are so magical, it makes me wonder. Amazing!


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em.me.ma said...

wow tozeur in the south tunisia! sounds so adventurous! AND CAMEL GOSH!
was there a reason your family chose there?

Marinka said...

@emmema: Well since Tunisia is a muslim country people don't celebrate christmas, so there are no decoration in the stores or on the streets. So My mum thought it would be quite boring just to stay at home, so she proposed the desert as a fun and adventurous getaway.And I must say I really enjoyed it, it was quite a good change :)

cupcake said...

The desert seems to be quite green too! I've been there in the summer and it was all yellow and dry... the roses are so beautiful!

R. Gratz said...

Man these are all beautiful shots!!! I envy you!! I especially like the market one... the best shopping is always are local markets. Definitely the first kind of places I head to when traveling.

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SabinePsynopsis said...

I love them, Marinka! The idea of an oasis is so intriguing - a paradise in the midst of a hostile environment. The rose of the desert is a beautiful stone, no?

johanna said...

Aww really? AMAZING

rouli said...

this is an amazin post!

loveeeeee all these pics

kiss dear

Rosa&Carlotta said...

Amazing pictures!! I love the one of the rocks :)
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Cris said...

Manrika,

These photos are stunning! WOW. I'm in awe of your blog and the beautiful pictures. I feel like every one is taking me on an adventure!!!

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog, Bisou! They mean a lot to me, really. I would like to include a link to Toasted Pictures on Bisou! Look for it under the "Links" section.

Bisous,
Cris xoxo
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The Stylish Nomad said...

Those are amazing photos! So jealous!

xx
Kaylee

Visions through my retina said...

i love your blog everytime i visit it

The Robyn Diaries said...

These photographs are so gorgeous, that camel looks like such a dude too haha. I never really knew what an oasis might actually look like until now - beautiful!

R x

Ida Nielsen said...

I'm so fascinated by the camels. They're so exotic to me :-)

VersaStyle said...

you're awesome with the camera!


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SucceedingatFailing said...

these photos are gorgeous! makes me want to go travelling now! :)

Kayraheart.fashion said...

Omg!! Such Gorgeous pictures.Love them

PinkBow said...

beautiful photography of a faraway place!

the gorgeous said...

mesmerizing!
wanna go to the desert right now!
xx

Yuliya xoxo. said...

Amazing pictures !
You are lucky :)

Bisous
Yu'

Wynne Prasetyo said...

very beautiful pictures, must've been such a delightful Christmas!

My Republic of Fashion said...

Wow! Loving those pictures. I love going away somewhere hot for Christmas. :)SarahD

Malin said...

This is so amazing!

Indie.Tea said...

Those are amazing pictures. Sounds like you had a great vacation last year :)

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

oh wow oh wow oh wow. x hivennn.

fashionablepris said...

These pictures want to make me go catch a flight to Israel or Egypt! wow!! great pics!

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annalyn said...

I wish I were there too. It is like paradise.

Lex said...

Beautiful photos. The scenery is amazing!

Prutha said...

love the camel picture..i just put up one on my blog too recently...check it out..let me know what u think of it..its the second post...

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xoxo

Lauren said...

the colors in these photos are incredible!

hila said...

some of these photos remind me of certain places in Israel - I actually felt a bit homesick looking at them. Stunning, as usual :)

Winnie said...

You must be so proud of these pictures because they're pretty awesome!

Abby said...

absolutely stunning.

It makes me want to travel so badly!

x

Hanna said...

amazing pictures!

Ella said...

wonderful images! i absolutely love the one of the camel hehe :)

ching said...

wow you take amazing shots. the scenes are just breathtaking.

danica said...

amazing! they make me long to travel.

CENDRITYSS said...

Very nice pictures ! xoxo

Brit said...

These pictures are gorgeous !!! xo, Britta

chantelle said...

oh, what a splendid adventure :) lucky girl! every photograph is so beautiful ♥

Caroline said...

Lovely pics, especially the one with the balloons. And a delayed happy birthday to you.

Nina said...

these photos are amazinggggg!

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TOPCOAT said...

This is amazing.. Got me craving some sunshine! xx

P. said...

the camel picture is so beautiful :)

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Ellen Suurholma said...

wow.
this is really amazing.
you're really, relly good.

Clélia C. said...

J'aime beaucoup ton blog!

nathalie said...

Wooow, love these photos! Awesome