Analytics

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TUNISIA. ZAGHOUAN. DGHAFLA, NADHOUR, ZGUIDANE, MOGRANE




DGHAFLA, ZGUIDANE, NADHOUR
ZAGHOUANE Governorate SMAIDIA

The " Grandfather "

















MANY THANKS TO THE FRIENDS 
WHO TOOK US TO THE OLIVE TREES 
IN ZAGHOUAN AREA.

TO M. TIMOUMI AMARA (center), Agronomist.
MOHAMED CHKIR (left), assisting me as a driver, guide, translator
and resolving exceptionally all unexpected situations and problems.
and to M. BEN BACCONCHE TAHARBEN AMARA because he helped us to find the elder olive tree in this area.




MOGRANE, ZAGHOUAN




















TO ALL FRIENDS AND PEOPLE THAT CONTRIBUTED IN MY WORK AMONG THE OLIVES IN TUNISIA, MY DEEPEST GRATITUDE:

In DJERBA ISLAND, To KAMEL, photographer, (66, Avenue Bourguiba Hbib, 4180 Djerba, tel. 75 65 08 65) because he rented me a camera when I had problems with my batteries.

In MAHARES: To  CHKIR family, especially to RADHOUANE CHKIR for introducing me to Monastir Symposium and giving me interesting contacts; to MOHAMED CHKIR for his help as a guide, driver, translator and an excellent ‘problem solver’.

And to Mr. SLIM, the mechanic, which quickly solved my problem with the car tire.

In MATMATA, To HASSEN KRAIM's family for showing us their old troglodyte mill.

In TUNIS, To Mr. M’RAD BEN MAHMOUD, well known Tunisian photographer, who helped me solve the problems with the photographic equipment.

In ZAGHOUAN, To Mr. Timoumi Amara, Agronomist Engineer, for showing us to the olive trees in their region.



TUNISIA. ZAGHOUAN, NADHOUR, ZOUAGHA




ZAGHOUAN







 CHEMLALI variety























NADHOUR, ZAGHOUAN






CHEMLALI variety localy known as SAHLI

















ZOUAGHA, NADHOUR

Olives CHEMLALI variety know localy as SAHLI

























CHETOUI variety localy known as BELDI














REMERCIEMENTS À CES FEMMES QUI TRAVAILLENT 
ET AIMENT LES OLIVIERS À BIR ZUAGHA, NADHOUR, ZAGHOUAN.

ELLES FAISAIENT SON TRAVAIL DANS LA RÉCOLTE
EN CELEBRANT "LES DONS" (LES OLIVES ET L'HUILE),
C'EST POUR ÇA QUELLES S'HABILLENT POUR LA FÊTE,
ET AIMENT RÉCOLTER LES OLIVES À LA MAIN,
TOUT EN CARESSANT L'OLIVIER





Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TUNISIA. MEDENINE to MATMATA, DKHILED TOUJAN, TOUJANE, MATMATA, HESSI AMOR



From MEDENINE to TOUJAN





DKHILED TOUJAN
























View over the valley from TOUJANE 









Troglodyte houses





HESSI AMOR, Museum of Patrimony





Reconstruction of and old olive press











Hassen Kraim's family press their olives in an ancient troglodyte mill
in MATMATA

IF YOU can be interested to visit the mill of M. Hassen Kraim:

The adress is:  cité ibnou sina MATMATA ELGDIMA  6070
and the telephon:  + 216 26213697





The day before our visit the press was in work with the burro














 The kids of M. Hassen Kraim and a friend photographed 
inside the olive oil mill










The biggest and elder olive tree we saw in MATMATA area