Tunisia : Ouled El Hadef

The Ouled el-Hadef quarter is a district of harmonious appearance built entirely out of brick. The facades of the buildings here are decorated with large geometrical motifs which are reminiscent of tattoos and prints on fabric, an effect created by the way the bricks are placed together. The narrow alleyways, heavy doors and columned porches give Tozeur's old pedestrianised district a distinctly medieval atmosphere.