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.

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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.

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Colonial Feel
Colonial Feel

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

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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.

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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!

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Mediterranean Feel
Mediterranean Feel

Beirut... the beautiful Mediterranean city!

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Gemmayzeh Alley
Gemmayzeh Alley

The beauty of the streets... once!

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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!

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Once... Beirut
Once... Beirut

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

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