The Charm of the Past... Beirut

 

That beautiful Beirut seems to be fading away... What a 17 year civl war did not destroy, greed made sure to wipe out during peace time. 

Connecting Alleys
Connecting Alleys

Stairs used to be a very prominent feature of Beirut. More and more Beirut lost its character and today very few stairs are preserved.

Suburban Residences
Suburban Residences

Outside the boundaries of what is known today as downtown Beirut, many suburban residences made the landscape. Today very few of these houses are preserved.

Colonial Feel
Colonial Feel

One of the preserved houses in the district of Gemmayzeh, next to downtown Beirut.

Traditional Beauty
Traditional Beauty

Very distinctive architecture... that Beirut gradually lost! Today a rare scene in a city that survived wars, but couldn't survive greed during peace.

Modern Beauty
Modern Beauty

The best would be when preserving the old or developing in line with the urban fabric, unfortunately another rare scene today!

Mediterranean Feel
Mediterranean Feel

Beirut... the beautiful Mediterranean city!

Gemmayzeh Alley
Gemmayzeh Alley

The beauty of the streets... once!

A Glimpse of the Past
A Glimpse of the Past

Today only very affluent people are able to preserve the charm of such spaces and houses!

Once... Beirut
Once... Beirut

The sad thing... we may even loose those few remaining Buildings.