The Old City

Anyone living in Libya knows how difficult it is for a girl to walk around anywhere at any point of the day comfortably, The Old City though is the one exception, pick the right time in a day and you can walk around the Old City with your camera  un-bothered for a few hours.



These specific photos were taken early on a Saturday morning, where Nada Harib (An amazing photographer) and I mustered up the courage to sacrifice a few hours of precious sleep to simply wander these streets alone.


I can easily say that the Old City is my favorite spot in all of Libya, but the truth is its a lot more than that.  It is a city that has remained unchanged, and whether that is  due to neglect or mismanagement of funds, the result is a mosaic of objects that have survived the people and the passing of time.



The old city is the one place I am at peace with my Libyan-ness it seems, since everywhere else to be Libyan is but a mesh of pessimism and waiting in long queues.


Do let me know what you think of the photos  below in the comments …



  1. Absolutely love them. What I find most spectacular are the colours. Neutral but a variable amount. The black and white photos really don’t give the colours enough justice do they? 🙂 Thanks for sharing x


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