It’s been more than 35 years since George Lucas and his crew of filmmakers blazed across the globe to film the 1977 classic Star Wars: A New Hope, but there are still some remnants from the original film wandering around.
No, they aren’t in some Hollywood film museum or even on Lucas’ private Skywalker Ranch—these sets are in the Tunisian desert.
Photographer Ra di Martino recently set out on a month’s long journey traveling around the Tunisian desert in search of the original film sets from Star Wars where the cast and crew filmed many of the scenes set on the fictional planet of Tatooine (Luke Skywalker’s home planet).
The search paid off because eventually she was able to track down the location and shoot some amazing photos of the leftovers from the film.
As it turns out, it’s common practice for film producers to shoot in these exotic, yet dangerous and abandoned locations and just leave the sets behind when they finish their project. As you can see in these amazing photos below, Martino captured many recognizable parts from the set and they are still in very good condition given the fact that they’ve been beaten adn battered by sun and heat for more than 30 years.
To see the full set of photos please visit Martino’s site HERE:
The original shots of Tatooine from Star Wars: A New Hope
And here are the shots from Martino’s visit to the Tunisian desert also know as Tatooine: