Tripoli MedinaThe Medina Tripoli
?, ?ar?bulus; Berber: ?rables). The Ottoman clock tower in the old town of Tripoli. The Tripolis Medina is located in Tripoli. The Arabic word for city and suuq for market. Both blends in Old Tripoli, as well as in other cities in this part of the world.
Tripoli's old town: The Medina of Tripoli is the centre of the Lybian capitol.
The medina is not a work of art. It is still pulsating in the old town. In Ramadan, youngsters fill the increasing number of cafés until late at night. In Ramadan, young adults fill the cafe. Marriages are preceded by a comb through the bullion markets by mother and daughter. They live beyond the arc of Marcus Aurelius, past the Gurgi Mosque, the one with the golden and dark tile around the door of the marmoreal.
Then, on a dirt road, past the church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli from the seventeenth centuary, where she is a member of the parish, somewhere in this maze of alleys. It can tell many tales about the old town of Tripoli, the medina and its inhabitants. "Skys are passing the medieval mosques that are sprouting from the old town.
Until 100 years ago there was hardly anything beyond the square old town. There was little more than the adjoining Belle Époque and Kolonialzeit district, constructed by a group of 19th and 19th centuries architect until Kadafi took over in 1969. Medina has long been a place to preserve Libyan historical heritage and continues to be the Cosmopolitan core of a 1.7 million-population capitol clothed in Kadafi's own culturally and politically inspired Mao and the Koran.
There are many civilizations that have claimed Tripoli, an important gate to the Mediterranean Africa. It was the Phoenicians from the East Mediterranean who established the town, followed by the Greeks and Romans and a number of Islamic dictatorships, among them the Ottoman Turks, who in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries established the town.
In the medina, the humans have long since found a equilibrium. "I' m proud and glad to be with these people," says Kheir Baday, who owns a 132-year-old coastal café named after his name. Seamen came from the ocean to this café, from all over the world," he said as he was serving the perfect Lebyan espresso, one of the legacy of the Italians.
The medina is not a work of art. Pulse on in the old town. Throughout Ramadan, youngsters fill the increasing number of cafés until well into the evening. Marriages are preceded by combing the golden square next to the paved Clocktower Square with girls and moms. Situated opposite the motorway, part of the recovered country that has the Mediterranean a few hundred metres away from the medina fortifications.