Posts Tagged ‘Tripoli’

Postcard from Tripoli: Final Thoughts

Postcard from Tripoli: Final Thoughts

This is a photo of the theatre at Leptis Magna, one of Libya’s many undiscovered gems. My three week trip to the country with my colleagues, correspondent Mark Lowen, and shoot edit Ian Druce has come to an end. It coincided with a quiet time on the news front so we spent most of the […]


Tripoli Zoo Still Facing An Uncertain Future

Libya is slowly returning to normal after the uprising that overthrew Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. One of the sites grinding back into action is Tripoli Zoo, which is hoping to re-open to the public in a few months time. But the battle is not over yet. Funding from international charities to feed the hundreds of birds […]


Libya Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

Libya Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

A few photos I took during celebrations in Tripoli, to mark 60 years since Libya gained it’s independence. It was the first time the 24th of December was marked in more than 40 years. During Muammar Gaddafi’s rule, the importance of the day was not recognized and only the 1969 date of his coup was […]


Postcard from Tripoli: Quiet on the Western Front

Postcard from Tripoli: Quiet on the Western Front

You get some beautiful sunsets in Tripoli. This is the view of the sun dipping below the horizon from our hotel along on the Corniche. The city seems to go on for miles but much of it appears run down. It does not strike you as the capital of a country that is rich in […]