Photographer's Note

I find it hard to drag myself away from the "red oasis" of Timimoun in the Algerian desert, but this is probably my last picture from that place.

In 1975 I spent a couple of days here, admiring the unique architecture of the small town located several hours' journey from the nearest town or village.

Soon after I had taken this photo night fell on the desert, and since this was during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, the few restaurants and cafés opened at sunset. I went back to my hotel, appropriately called "l'Oasis Rouge", and had dinner in the courtyard where i tried to chew a very tough camel steak while dozens of bats were flying all around me, narrowly skirting my head. I have more pleasant dinner memories.

As usual this was scanned from a Kodachrome 64 slide. As usual you can see it at full size by right-clicking and opening it in a new window, or going to the beta version.

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