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Decades later, Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars' home stands

In the deserts of Tunisia, the Lars Homestead, where young Luke Skywalker was said to live, is still a testament to the filming of one of the most famous films ever.

Any fan of "Star Wars" will immediately recognize the Lars Homestead, where Luke Skywalker grew up. But they may not realize that the sets used to film those scenes in the 1970s were left essentially untouched after George Lucas and his crew departed Tunisia.

Thanks to Laughing Squid, I stumbled across the beautiful and haunting photographs by visual artist Ra di Martino, who visited the location in Chott el Gharsa, Tunisia, where Lucas filmed those scenes, and captured their decrepit state years later.

Of course, there are a lot of people who want to keep the Lars Homestead set from being destroyed by time and the elements, and who have been working diligently to restore the buildings that Lucas once worked at.