I chose the The Abandoned Star Wars Sets of Tatooine, Mos Espa, and the Lars Homestead as this week’s Weirdness Wednesdays post. I found it on Abandoned Playgrounds.
Some of the former sets are more dilapidated than others. Though some scene were filmed at actual locations. Here is a list of some of the film locations in Tunisia and what movie they were for:
- Shubiel Gorge, Sidi Bouhlel (or Sidi Bou Helal), near Tozeur – Episode 4 – Tatooine Canyon
- Sidi Jemour, Island of Djerba – Episode 4 – Tatooine and Tosche Station
- Ajim, Island of Djerba – Episode 4 – Tatooine and Mos Eisley Spaceport
- La Grande Dune, near Nefta – Episode 4 – Tatooine Desert
- Chott el Djerid, near Nefta – Episode 4 – Tatooine Desert and Lars Homestead
- Matmata – Episode 4 Tatooine and Lars Homestead – Used for dinner scene with Lars and Luke – Revisited in Episode 2 as Lars Family Homestead
- Ksar Hadada, Ghoumrassen – Episode 1 – Tatooine, the Mos Espa Slave Quarters
- Ksar Ouled Soltane – Episode 1 – Tatooine, the Mos Espa Slave Quarters
- Onk Jemal Tozeur – Episode 1 – Tatooine Desert – Location of Light saber duel between Qui-Gonn Jinn and Darth Maul outside Mos Espa
Thanks to Josh for the tip about these former Star Wars sets.
Abandoned Playgrounds: https://abandonedplaygrounds.com/2018/12/07/the-abandoned-star-wars-sets-of-tatooine-mos-espa-and-the-lars-homestead/ (same link as above).
Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/leftover-star-wars-sets
Facebook (website, search, or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Star+Wars+Tunisia (Facebook search)
Google Maps: Google Maps Mos Espa Star Wars General Location
Only In Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ No listing located
Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/ No listing located
Twitch channel or search: No listing located
Vimeo channel or search: A number of videos located (type in Star Wars Tunisia and you will get a few) – here’s one example https://vimeo.com/137449105
Yelp: No listing located https://www.yelp.com/
YouTube channel or search: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Star+Wars+Tunisia
Past Weirdness Wednesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/weirdness-wednesdays/