Beirut... Scars

The many layers of Beirut... Keeping the city in deep contrasts. It is Contested Beirut 

Overpass
Overpass

The Forgotten Parts... serve only to connect the other parts

Artificial Recovery
Artificial Recovery

A project was launched by an NGO called Help Lebanon. The goal was to paint the buildings of one of Beirut's poorest neighborhoods.

The Era
The Era

Typical 1970s Architecture in Beirut. Used to be a hotel at Beirut's once trendy hotel district. The building no longer exists.

Declining Beirut
Declining Beirut

Once a hotel in what was known as Beirut's hotel district, before the civil war. Today the building is home for migrant workers and apparently the prostitutes that work in Beirut's red-light district.

A Stronger Past
A Stronger Past

In Martyr Square an old wall of a destroyed church, against a renovated church in the background. The haunting memory of the civil war is still present, less within the urban landscape, more within the memories.

Inheritance
Inheritance

Between the war years and afterwards... who owns many buildings, long stories and only greed makes sure to take full advantage.

Vanishing Communities
Vanishing Communities

Modernity or as some refer to it "progress" forcing older communities to be wiped out of Beirut's future.

Old Tenants
Old Tenants

Who to blame laws or the economy? Owners or tenants? Longs stories and no real solution

NeverEnding Land of all Struggles
NeverEnding Land of all Struggles

The site that marked the renewed and the escalating segregation in the city! The Hariri Memorial site

Endangered Layers of Civilizations
Endangered Layers of Civilizations

Discovered during the reconstruction of downtown Beirut... the old Roman ruins are everywhere under Beirut's Central District, sometimes purposely neglected it seems, other times quickly wiping them out... yes to make room for ugly towers!

Disney-fying the Heart of the City
Disney-fying the Heart of the City

Renovating buildings in the central district of Beirut, without preserving and retaining the culture... ending up with a fantasy land like city center

The Arab Spring
The Arab Spring

Some wanted to believe it originated from Beirut! Do they still call it a spring? In Memory of Gebran Tueni, Annhar News Paper