The Abandoned Star Wars Sets of Tatooine, Mos Espa, and the Lars Homestead – Weirdness Wednesdays July 31, 2019

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)

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Star+Wars+Tunisia

Google Maps: Google Maps Mos Espa Star Wars General Location

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/starwarstunisia/?hl=en

Only In Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ No listing located

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Tunisia%20Star%20Wars%20Location&rs=typed&term_meta[]=Tunisia%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=Star%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=Wars%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=Location%7Ctyped

Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/ No listing located

Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293753-i9122-k7515461-Tunisia_Star_Wars_tour-Tunisia.html

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/search/Star+Wars+Tunisia

Twitch channel or search: No listing located

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=Star%20Wars%20Tunisia&src=typed_query

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

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_filming_locations#tunisia_locs

Wookiepedia: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tunisia

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/

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