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Jerba



Jerba
Introduction

1. Houmt Souq

2. Diversity

3. Borj el-Kebir

4. Zone touristique

5. Hara Sghira

6. Hara Kebira

7. Guellala

8. Lonely mosque

9. Mosque of the Turkish mother

10. Jama' Fadloud

11. Jama' Ghizen

12. Jama' Mastiri

13. Jama' Mazline

14. Jama' Mezraya

15. Jama' Tajdid

16. Underground oil-press in Midoun

17. Aghir

18. Sponges and octopuses

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JERBA / EL-MAY
Mosque of the Turkish mother
Somewhat disappointing, mainly because of the the glaring gaz station 5 metres away, the Turkish mosque is strongly reduced in its appearance. Photographers, who can not enter if they're Muslims, find themselves fighting with cutting out the cables streched over the mosque, the neighbouring houses as well as the dominating strong red of the gaz station, in order to make their photos capture the idea of Jerba's tranquility.

El May, Jerba

The mosque as it stands is small, but simply beautiful. The minaret stretches no more than 5-6 metres, and everything is whitewashed and the walls are soft, almost as if it was a cream covered cake.
El May as a village is quite normal, but has a feeling of always being in the rush hours, as the main road has many cars passing through. The market of El May is small and charming, and is set in a backstreet, about 200 metres from the mosque of the Turkish mother.




By Tore Kjeilen