A series of photographs by visual artist Ra di Martino showcases the sets where George Lucas and his crew filmed the original "Star Wars."
'Star Wars' in Tunisia
To almost anyone, the scenes will look familiar. You might not be able to quite put your finger on it at first, but then it will come to you: "Star Wars!"
Indeed, as visual artist Ra di Martino showcases in these photos, the movie sets that George Lucas and his crew built in Tunisia when filming "Star Wars" are striking and haunting. And though there are people intent on saving them, many of them are becoming increasingly decrepit.
Di Martino's photographs show a lost, remote world -- near E Chott el Gharsa, Tunisia -- which must have struck Lucas and his set designers and location scouts as the perfect spot to film some of the scenes in 1977's "Star Wars."