Kasim Abdu Salaam Habib, 39, opens his lovingly decorated 600-year-old home to foreign tourists in Ghadames. The house needs repairs, and visitors are scarce these days. But Habib is optimistic. “I want to see Libya as a democracy,” he says.
Photo by George Steinmetz
“For decades Libyans lived under a dictator who twisted their past. Now they must imagine their future.” - New Old Libya, published in February 2013 issue of National Geographic.
George Steinmetz at a lower-than-usual altitude.