These fantastic interiors are part of the Old Town in Ghadames - a protected heritage site in Libya. The white-washed walls of the city give it the nickname 'Pearl of the desert".
The mud houses usually have no windows, only small ventilation openings to maintain a cool temperature inside during summer and a warm habitat in the cold winter nights. The interiors are painted with intricate Berber designs, using red paint on white walls, and decorated with hanging ornaments. The traditional Berber designs used include triangles, diamonds, the sun, the moon, the palm, the eye, the hand, and the Tuareg cross.