We were led to the top floor of a carpet shop by a Tunisian guy hoping to earn a few Dinars with the promise of a panoramic view of the city of Tunis at sunset. We were not disappointed - well worth a couple of pounds. Unusually, the normally over-keen carpet shop salesmen didn't even look up from their newspapers as we walked past them to the staircase.
The tall square building is Zitouna Mosque (Jemaa ez-Zitouna), the largest mosque in Tunisia and an important landmark. This Aghlabite mosque dates back to the 8th century, although the distinctive square minaret is a much later 19th century addition. The ornate white dome is probably a bird cage and is about 1m across.
Photograph © D.Etherington