the favelas of rio de janeiro are closer to the ïdea"of city of ghadames than modern cities throughout the world!
Hello Everybody here in the NG Comunity, i am new guest in the NG Magazine. I am origenally from Germany and i am originally from Libya and i was born and raised in the city of Ghadames. I would like to share my city life stayle and History with zou all and i am really happy to answer all your questiones as much as i can.
The city of Ghadames, it's very old city is really nice a place to see and know about and i am proud of being Ghadamesi. the city now is empty no people live there and its owned by the people and they still keep thier houses for generation and still using them in weekends specially Friday where people go for pryer in the old mosqes there. In summer time people use it as skip place a way from the hot summer days. old people in the old days they used to use oil candles to walk a round the city specially at night. however, there is also electricity now in the city which was first interdused during the French collony for that region in middfifthes 50th.(happy to tell more)
I just read a book called "Shadows of Ghadames". I loved learning a bit of the cultural history. I am surprised to hear that not many people live there these days. I'm wondering if it has to do with the political problems. It was nice to hear a little more about the city I read about. Thank you.
I wonder how crowded can this whole town in Libya be? BTW, I love its bird's eye view (as student architect )
Are there any more houses beyond those houses? If you look at the houses you can see that there are barley any houses that have a square roof.
I wonder how it would feel to live here. I think it would be kind of fun to walk on top of houses like that. But how would you find your way home?
I love how there is trees in between the little houses. I like house they made paths to one house to another.
I like how the photographer got a picture from the sky. You can see how all the houses are crouded and how hard it would be to find your house.
I like how he got the picture in the air so that you can see the holes in the roof. And you can see how crowded and you can see that there hooked together.
I like how there are houses crowed together. Each house looks like a puzzle piece. Do they have electricity in Libya?
Puts one in mind of the biblical story of David and Bathsheba. Obviously he had a too high a viewpoint!
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