Together with the Tunisian Wine Tasting Club we visited the winery of “Les Vignerons de Carthage” in Mégrine today. We tasted some of their fabulous wines in a very unique location in Tunisia, a real wine cave.Share on Facebook
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On our trip through KwaZulu-Natal we moved on to the wonderful Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve. We were very fortunate to be able to view many animals and witness four cheetah brothers feasting on a young wildebeest in the morning sun as well as two lionesses just finishing their breakfast and then walking into the morning sun.
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We returned a few weeks ago from a wonderful trip through Southern Tanzania visiting also the Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park, the Ruaha National Park, the Udzungwa National Park and the beautiful island Zanzibar. Here are some impressions of our trip. More pictures will be added once they have been reviewed, selected and enhanced.Share on Facebook
The latest edition of “Exposition“, an Oxford University magazine, features several of my Star Wars’ Mos Espa pictures. The front cover shows two of the vaporators in Mos Espa, which lies in the Tunisian desert north-west of Tozeur. Click on the images to get a larger view.
Some background information for those of you who are not so familiar with Star Wars and Mos Espa:
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Mos Espa was a spaceport on Tatooine. It was the home of Anakin and Shmi Skywalker and also held the famous Mos Espa Grand Arena, at which the annual Boonta Eve Classic podrace was held, and the location of Watto’s shop.
Designed around a central market place, Episode I’s Mos Espa is much, much larger than Episode IV’s Mos Eisley. Just outside Tozeur, Tunisia, the production crew assembled several key avenues of the marketplace, using sculpted foam and plaster around wire mesh frames to make lightweight Tatooine architecture.
On July 28, 1997, much of the Mos Espa set was dashed apart by a furious rainstorm. Producer Rick McCallum quickly rearranged the shooting schedule to take advantage of the sets that still stood while the construction crew dilligently worked to rebuild the wreckage. This skillful troubleshooting resulted in the Tatooine sequences being finished on schedule without losing a single day.
This picture from a previous trip to South Africa is my last post for a while as I will be travelling extensively through Southern Africa again. I hope to be able to update you with a picture once in a while from the bush.
But upon return you will find my new images from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia here on my website and on my Flickr page.
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